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Visual Diagnosis # 17

  Case: 54 yr M with a history of rectal cancer and type II diabetes presents to the emergency department with pain and erythema to the left buttock.  Symptoms began last night with minimal irritation and he initially thought he had a rash. He awoke this morning with worsening pain, …

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Visual Diagnosis # 16

  This 48 yr old male presented to the emergency department with severe mid-epigastric pain worsening over the past 3 days. He describes associated nausea and vomiting without diarrhea or fever. No urinary symptoms. He admits to daily tobacco and alcohol use. He denies any recent illnesses or trauma. His …

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Visual Diagnosis # 15

    A 45 yr old male presents with left foot pain. The patient claims he had a mechanical slip and fall down the stairs last night and his body weight fell on his left foot, which was folded beneath him. His left foot is edematous with some mild ecchymosis noted laterally. Patient …

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Visual Diagnosis # 11

  A 26 year-old male with acute alcohol intoxication presents to the emergency department with complaints of substernal chest discomfort which is made worse with deep inspiration. The symptoms began 1 hour ago after three episodes of vomiting. His vital signs and ECG are unremarkable. He has no cardiac risk …

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Visual Diagnosis # 10

      A 72 year male presents to the emergency department with facial and periorbital soft-tissue swelling and associated increased shortness of breath. Family states was just discharged from the hospital yesterday after having a left sided pneumonectomy last week and began having dyspnea and swelling around his face, …

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Visual Diagnosis # 7

  A 42 yr old male presents with complaints of low-grade fevers and general malaise over the past 5 days. He denies headache, cough, vomiting or diarrhea. He has no significant PMHx. No known sick contacts, recent travel or recent illnesses. Today he awoke with a painful lesion on his …

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Visual Diagnosis # 3

    A 34 year old male presents with general malaise which has been worsening over the past three weeks. He is a painter and admits to working very long days over the past 2 months. He says “my wife thinks I’m just working too much. But I just feel very …

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Visual Diagnosis # 2

  A 62 year old woman present to the emergency department with complaints of excruciating pain and swelling to her left leg over the past few days. She denies any history of trauma. Her PMHx is significant for a newly diagnosed metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer. Symptoms began 4 days ago …

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Visual Diagnosis #1

A 40-year-old male reported to the emergency department with complaints of pain and swelling under the left eye and an ulcer on the roof of his mouth for the past 2 weeks. Pain was gradual in onset with swelling over the left maxillary sinus now causing nasal obstruction and edema …

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