A 62-year-old woman is evaluated for multiple areas of scaling and rough skin on her forehead and cheeks, the backs of her hands, and forearms. These areas are painless but persist despite application of moisturizer. She is in good overall health
The test of choice for confirming the diagnosis of atrial septal defect suspected on physical examination is transthoracic echocardiography.
A 71-year-old man presents for a routine visit. He has a history of hypertension and atrial fibrillation.
A 56-year-old woman is evaluated for a 2-year history of joint pain and stiffness of the hands.
A 20-year-old male college student is having trouble sleeping because of an itchy rash on his hands and inner aspect of his arm.
A 60-year-old man is evaluated for new-onset monocular cloudy vision of the left eye that began 4 hours ago. He has type 2 diabetes mellitus and coronary artery disease. His current medications are aspirin, simvastatin, lisinopril, metoprolol, and
A 70-year-old woman with hypothyroidism fell and fractured her hip. During preoperative evaluation for hip fracture repair, she mentions recent mild fatigue, which has not significantly limited performance of her daily activities, and ongoing right
Vaginal pH is 6.0, “whiff” test is positive. Results of saline microscopy are shown. ... A urine pregnancy test is negative. MKSAP photo (c) American College of Physicians.
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. Her husband states that she has been forgetful and occasionally confused
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