Emergency Medicine

MD IQ

Symptoms to Diagnosis

Pulmonary infarction due to pulmonary embolism

A 76-year-old man is admitted with pleuritic chest pain and shortness of breath 48 hours after undergoing surgery.

The Clinical Picture

Fournier gangrene

The patient died of rapidly progressive necrotizing fasciitis of the perineum 2 hours after hospital admission.

The Clinical Picture

Calcific uremic arteriolopathy

A 51-year-old man with end-stage renal disease presented with extensive necrotic ulcers and eschar on both legs.

Reviews

‘Dry drowning’ and other myths

Drowning is a common and often preventable cause of death, especially in children. But dry drowning is a myth.

The Clinical Picture

Eyes of the mimicker

A 42-year-old man presented with intermittent fevers, rigors, headache, and myalgia, and now, one-sided vision loss.

From the Editor

The algorithm less traveled

At Bellevue, the RPR was a routine test; at the University of Pennsylvania, not so much—it all depends on context.

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