Cases That Test Your Skills

Cases That Test Your Skills

A suicide attempt, or something else?

Ms. A, age 12, presents to the ED with altered mentation and life-threatening hypoglycemia. She has a past suicide attempt by overdose. Is this...

Cases That Test Your Skills

Delirious after undergoing workup for stroke

Ms. L, age 91, is admitted to the hospital for a neurologic evaluation of a recent episode of left-sided weakness that occurred 1 week ago. This...

Cases That Test Your Skills

The teenager who couldn’t stay awake

Mr. G, age 14, presents to the ED with hypersomnolence and altered mental status. Drug screens are negative. What could be causing these symptoms...

Cases That Test Your Skills

The emotionally exhausted physician

Dr. D is a high achiever who says she 'feels stuck,' emotionally exhausted, and that she is 'spinning her wheels.' She is otherwise healthy. How...

Cases That Test Your Skills

Bugs on her skin—but nobody else sees them

Ms. L, age 74, presents to the ED with multiple excoriations after attempting to kill bugs on and in her skin. Clinicians are unable to find any...

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