Can you recognize a patient's malady quickly and correctly? Are you adept at choosing the most appropriate treatment? Then face-off against your peers and test your skills in a battle for diagnostic supremacy!
A wide range of disorders show up in the feet, and patients often turn to their primary care physician to find the diagnosis. This week's photo quiz offers several presentations to test your knowledge.
The diagnosis of juvenile dermatomyositis can be challenging when proximal muscle weakness develops without characteristic skin manifestations. In this patient, rash appeared 2 months after the onset of muscle weakness. As a result, the initial diagnosis was viral myositis, which led to delayed therapy.
Approval of a blood test that identifies the genotype of hepatitis C virus that has infected a patient can be expected to improve the effectiveness of treatment for chronic hepatitis C with new antivirals.