Symptoms to Diagnosis

Symptoms to Diagnosis

A young man with acute chest pain

A young man presents with severe, pressure-like, midsternal, nonradiating pain, rated 10 on a scale of 10.

Symptoms to Diagnosis

An unusual cause of bruising

The coagulation assay, particularly the prothrombin time and aPTT, is key in initially assessing a bleeding abnormality.

Symptoms to Diagnosis

A woman, age 35, with new-onset ascites

She also has jaundice, hepatomegaly, and multiple abnormal laboratory results. What is the next step?

Symptoms to Diagnosis

Rapidly progressive pleural effusion

A 33-year-old nonsmoker presents with severe pleuritic chest pain; the differential diagnosis is broad.

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.

Symptoms to Diagnosis

A 71-year-old woman with shock and a high INR

She presents with an acute change in mental status, blood pressure 80/40 mm Hg, pulse 130, INR 6.13.

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