Emergency Medicine

MD IQ

The Clinical Picture

Emphysematous cystitis

The patient had fallen in her home and remained on the floor for 2 days until neighbors heard her cries and called 911.

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.

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