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?
This week’s quiz questions challenge you to determine the cause of an infant’s “strange breathing” based on a chest film, to come up with the most common cause of chronic cough in children, to be a dermatologic detective, among other things.
Worsening respiratory symptoms and fatigue of 6 months’ duration brought a 44-year-old woman in for evaluation. Diagnosed with asthma 2 years earlier, she was compliant with, but unresponsive to treatment. Your impressions?