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Myocarditis

Myocarditis, postpericardiotomy syndrome, double aortic arch, heart-hand syndromes, stroke, cardiac valvulopathy, hemochromatosis, myocardial rupture—these visual presentations cover a range of heart diseases and related problems.

Recovery from a stab wound and subsequent hemopneumothorax had progressed well for this 29-year-old man until today when he presents to the ED with dyspnea and pleuritic chest pain. Does the chest x-ray provide any clues as to cause?

Persistent symptoms of hemo- or pneumothorax, in the absence of new x-ray findings require further inquiry, including chest CT, to rule out PE.

This man had been taking vancomycin and piperacillin/tazobactam for 3 weeks for osteomyelitis. What does the rash look like to you?

The rash has been present for 2 years. Originally on the trunk and extremities it has now spread to her face and hands. She has been diagnosed as having and been unsuccessfully treated for nummular eczema and tinea corporis. What's your Dx?

Many caveats govern the management of hepatitis B during pregnancy. Do you know which antiviral drugs are classified as pregnancy category B?

Digital abnormalities; oral candidiasis and HIV-infection; extra dose of MMR; penile rash . . . here: a range of topics to challenge you.

A diagnosis of adenovirus had been made at an urgent care center and zinc-oxide diaper cream was recommended. The rash did not respond and the child grew more irritable. There's more to the case, here.

Kawasaki disease is an uncommon febrile vasculitis of unknown etiology. It typically affects young children and can lead to significant morbidity and mortality if not diagnosed and treated.

The answer to this question has long been considered to be, "yes" and for what seem to be logical reasons related to the nature of chronic pain. But, where's the science to support the belief?

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