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Syphilis cases from Thomas Jefferson University

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Infected femoral closure device after cardiac catheterization

A patient presented with cellulitis at a vascular access site 10 days after undergoing cardiac catheterization.

Hypercalcemia after silicone injections

A patient presented with nausea, loss of appetite, and weight loss of approximately 20 pounds. Lab tests revealed hypercalcemia.

Pyogenic flexor tenosynovitis

A patient presented with pain, swelling, and erythema of the right thumb.

Mechanism of pauses on telemetry

A patient presented with multiple episodes of transient unresponsiveness.

A collection of individual cases

Cardiac repolarization, Takayasu arteritis, and more.

Individual case: Coxsackievirus B infection

A patient on pre-exposure prophylaxis presented with fever, headache, and other symptoms.

Bonus online case: Insulinoma with Whipple's triad

A patient reported repeated episodes of symptomatic hypoglycemia.

Bonus online case: Pulmonary coccidioidomycosis

The patient had been seen repeatedly for progressive dyspnea and a dry cough.

Individual case: Streptococcus agalactiae infective endocarditis

The patient presented with progressive weakness of the extremities that had become so severe he could not walk.

Individual case: Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura

A patient presented to the ED with recent fever and rectal pain with a small amount of bleeding.

Bonus online case: Acute CMV infection

A patient with four weeks of fevers diagnosed with cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection.

Individual case: Primary angiitis of the central nervous system

A patient with hallucinations and headache is found to have a rare form of vasculitis.

Cases from Yale-New Haven Hospital

This new quarterly column summarizes interesting patients in their doctors' words.

Real cases from Yale-New Haven Hospital

The Brief Case is a new, quarterly column comprising summaries of real-life inpatient cases.