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To what diagnosis do the clinical findings and images in each of these cases point?
A 31-year-old Woman with Weakness and an Unusual Tan
She has had intermittent episodes of weakness and nausea for 6 months and is alarmed by the change in her skin color. What do her symptoms suggest to you?
Primary adrenal insufficiency or Addison’s disease, is the result of destruction of the adrenal cortex.
Cerebello-pontine Angle Tumor
Signs and symptoms may raise suspicion for a posterior circulation stroke.
Persistent Rectal Bleeding in an Older Man
The patient has had 10 episodes of bleeding in the past 24 hours. Can you find clues to the underlying problem in the history and on the CT scan?
C Difficile Colitis
A 64-year-old man presents to the emergency department with a history of 10 episodes of rectal bleeding and diffuse intermittent abdominal pain over the past 24 hours.
16-Year-Old With Pruritic Rash
This highly pruritic rash has been present for about 2 weeks. The teen says he believes it is spreading. What's your diagnosis?
Chest Pain and Hematemesis in a 48-year-old Man
Two hours earlier the patient had vomited to dislodge food stuck in his throat. This had been effective in the past but had never produced blood. Chest and epigastric pain worsened when he lay down.
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