Infectious Diseases Cases & Quizzes

 
 
  • Case Challenge: A Spreading Summertime Rash A man presents in July with scattered erythematous rashes. What is the cause, and what is the appropriate clinical approach?
  • Quiz: What Do You Know About This Pancreatic Condition? Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency is a condition that can accompany more established disorders. But do you have the proper knowledge to know it when you see it? Take this quiz to find out.
  • Ranging from benign to potentially quite serious, summer skin conditions are frequent causes of concern for patients. Test your knowledge of some notable seasonal problems with this quick quiz.
  • A 17-year-old boy presents with a 10-day history of a facial rash. There was no improvement following antibiotic therapy. The patient is active on a school wrestling team. What is the diagnosis?
  • Left untreated, peripheral artery disease may result in gangrene and amputation. How much do you know about key aspects of presentation, workup, and treatment? Test yourself with this quick quiz.
  • Cholelithiasis (gallstone disease) may result in significant pain. Do you know key aspects involving the presentation, diagnosis, and treatment? Test your knowledge by taking this short quiz.
  • 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.
  • Changing the World, One Female Physician at a Time Do you recognize these women physician pioneers?
  • A 24-Year-Old Woman With Photophobia: USMLE Question A 24-year-old woman presents due to headache, fever, neck stiffness, and photophobia. What's the immediate next step in her management?
  • A 10-year-old boy presents with splenomegaly lasting several years. Are you able to identify the correct diagnosis?
  • A 49-year-old man with a history of osteopenia and HIV presents for follow-up after a visit to the ED 8 months ago with a midshaft femoral fracture. What likely contributed to his atypical fracture?
  • Most injuries due to human bites involve the hands and have a higher rate of infection than do injuries in other locations. Test yourself on key aspects of human bite wounds with this short quiz.
  • 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?
  • Case Challenge: Acute Otitis Media in Children The principles of appropriate management of AOM in children are illustrated by Dr Gordon Sun in these clinical cases.
  • Acute urticaria may be associated with life-threatening angioedema and/or anaphylactic shock. Do you know key aspects of presentation, workup, and treatment? Test your knowledge with this short quiz.
  • Mantle cell lymphoma is now recognized as a distinct clinicopathologic entity and represents 2%-10% of non-Hodgkin lymphomas. How much do you know about MCL? Test your knowledge with this short quiz.
  • 'What Are These Bumps I See All Over?' How would you approach a patient who comes to the primary care clinician with worries about bumps on her buttocks and knees?
  • Although much remains under investigation about probiotics, are you aware of their current uses, from common gastrointestinal disorders to other conditions? Test your knowledge with our short quiz.
  • Acute pyelonephritis is a potentially organ- and life-threatening infection that can lead to renal scarring. Are you familiar with key concepts and best practices? Test yourself with our quick quiz.
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