Pulmonary Medicine Cases & Quizzes

  • A 26-year-old woman presents with a 1-week history of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, lower abdominal pain, and dysuria. She was previously treated for TB. What is the diagnosis?
  • A 64-year-old man is admitted with throat swelling, difficulty swallowing, and drooling. Are you able to make the correct diagnosis?
  • Are you familiar with the specific recommendations for preventive cancer screening by type? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.
  • A 5-year-old child is presented for an ear infection. He was previously treated for recurrent bacterial pneumonia and twice required inpatient hospitalization. What underlying condition is at work?
  • Myasthenia gravis is a relatively rare autoimmune disorder that can result in weakness that leads to neuromuscular respiratory failure. Test yourself on key aspects with our short quiz.
  • A 64-year-old woman presents because of shortness of breath while at rest, nonproductive cough, and lower extremity swelling. Can you determine the unusual cause of her symptoms?
  • A 38-Year-Old Man With Repeated Vomiting: USMLE Question A 38-year-old man with a history of alcohol abuse presents due to persistent vomiting. Are you able to identify the cause?
  • A 66-Year-Old Man Who Is Short of Breath: USMLE Question A 66-year-old man presents to the emergency department with a 2-week history of shortness of breath. What is causing his symptoms?
  • The parents of a 5-month-old boy rush him to the emergency department because of severe abdominal distention. Can you make the diagnosis?
  • Echo Case: Possibly an All-Time Record Case of…   One of the worst cases Dr Wharton has seen. Can you decipher from the M-modes alone as the echocardiographers of old had to?
  • Recurrent Skin Infections in a Teen: How Would You Manage? It's an extremely vexing problem for families: recurrent skin infections in a teen athlete.
  • Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that may present in a myriad of ways. Do you know important attributes of presentation, diagnosis, and treatment? Test yourself with this quick quiz.
  • A 48-year-old man presents with coughing, nonradiating chest pressure, and increasing difficulty breathing. History is notable for hypertension and hyperlipidemia. Can you make the diagnosis?
  • A 72-Year-Old Woman With Dyspnea: USMLE Question A 72-year-old woman presents with fatigue and progressive dyspnea despite optimal medical treatment for heart failure. What is responsible?
  • Patients with 'severe asthma' are a subset with specific treatment concerns and associated conditions. How much do you know about key aspects? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.
  • Status asthmaticus is an exacerbation of asthma that is unresponsive to initial treatment with bronchodilators. Test yourself on key aspects of presentation, workup, and treatment with this quiz.
  • Asthma affects around 24 million persons in the United States and is the most common chronic disease in childhood. How much do you know about this condition? Test yourself with this short quiz.
  • A 19-year-old man presents with chief symptoms of morbid obesity and oozing skin ulcers. Can you identify the cause of his obesity and related conditions?
  • A 14-year-old boy presents with a 10-day history of progressive weakness. The patient reports rhinorrhea, cough, and malaise approximately 3 weeks before admission. What's the diagnosis?
  • Heart failure is a worldwide problem and affects around 6.5 million Americans aged 20 years and older. Do you know key aspects of presentation, workup, and treatment? Test yourself with this quiz.