Practical Guidance, Clinical Photo Archive and Headlines for Primary Care Clinicians

Total Body Weakness After an All Night Bender

A 38-year-old man with hypertension and depression presented with total body weakness after drinking heavily the night before. His blood pressure was 158/94 mm Hg. Medications included hydrochlorothiazide and fluoxetine, but he had not been taking either drug recently.

To what Dx does his ECG point?

Recent Content

A 62-year-old man had multiple, randomly distributed, flesh-colored nodules on his trunk, arms, and face. The lesions measured 0.5 to 1.0 cm and appeared slightly pedunculated. Tissue biopsy showed Schwann cells. Your diagnosis?

For several years, an asymptomatic, firm, nontender mass had been growing on the neck of a 54-year-old-man, slightly left of midline at the level of the hyoid bone. Thyroid function tests were normal. What does it indicate?

I treated my young patient with asthma "by the book" and alienated his mother as I did so. I didn't have the time to really listen to what she really needed from me.

It's not a new formula, but the study was large and the results significant: almost 4 of 5 MIs may be preventable in men who adhere to 5 healthy habits we're all familiar with.

Sperm concentration, total sperm count, and percentage of spermatozoa with normal morphology are compromised. Whether semen quality is restored if alcohol intake is reduced remains to be seen.

The key to reigning in this trend is to link this group to health services as early as possible. The key to linkage, in turn, is testing. A new study finds room for improvement in meeting CDC testing coverage recommendations.

Tinea versicolor

Allergic contact dermatitis, drug-induced hypersensitivity syndrome, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, metastases to the skin, tinea versicolor, lichen spinulosus—a look at cutaneous conditions and their underlying causes.

By clicking Accept, you agree to become a member of the UBM Medica Community.