Blood cultures are pending. Stool occult blood test is positive. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?
A 42-year-old woman is evaluated for occasional episodes of severe vertigo with nausea, vomiting, tinnitus, and a feeling of ear fullness.
A 22-year-old man is evaluated for a skin eruption on his leg. The patient lives in Virginia and is active outdoors. One week ago, he found a black tick on his lower leg, which his roommate removed with a tweezers. Yesterday he developed diffuse
This is the best test when looking for blood, Dr. Paauw said. ... Outside tests include a normal CBC, ESR, TSH, SMA 20, Monospot test, and negative HIV test.
A 67-year-old man is evaluated in the emergency department with a 3-day history of weakness and nausea and a 2-week history of difficulty swallowing. He has lost 22.7 kg (50 lb) during the past year. He has no other symptoms. History is significant
A 32-year-old woman is evaluated for a painful rash occurring bilaterally on her lower extremities, which began 2 days ago. She was admitted to the hospital 5 days ago for diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary embolism with heparin and warfarin. Her
Stool studies for enteric pathogens may identify a precipitant of toxic megacolon but require a minimum of 24 hours before test results are received.
A MKSAP case study of menorrhagia marks the return of this popular feature to ACP Internist.
The test of choice for confirming the diagnosis of atrial septal defect suspected on physical examination is transthoracic echocardiography.
A 30-year-old woman is evaluated in the emergency department of a community hospital for a 2-week history of fatigue, malaise, low-grade fever and intermittent epistaxis.