Bedside Diagnostic Challenge – 23-year-old man presents with acute onset of severe abdominal pain

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Med-Challenger Medical Education Blog: Man with acute onset of severe abdominal pain, pain on the right side of the chest with deep inspiration, and fever

Test your bedside diagnostic skills with this free clinical case question. Patient CaseA 23-year-old man, a resident of Istanbul, Turkey, is visiting relatives in Chicago when he presents to a local hospital with the acute onset of severe abdominal pain, pain on the right side of his chest during deep inspiration, and fever. He describes 3 to 4 recurrent episodes … Read More

Free Board Review Questions of the Week – Fever of Unknown Origin

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Free board review questions on how to approach fever of unknown origin

This week’s free board review question…An 88-year-old man presents with a history of increasing confusion and lethargy progressing to obtundation over the past 12 hours. Vital signs are: Temperature 101.60F, blood pressure 88/60 mm Hg, pulse 120 beats/minute and regular, and respiratory rate 20 breaths/minute. General physical examination is normal with the exception of decreased mentation. There are no focal neurologic signs. Laboratory studies include: … Read More

Bedside Diagnostic Challenge – 37-year-old woman with fever

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Bedside Diagnostic Skills Challenge on chest pain

Today’s Bedside Diagnostic Challenge question comes from the desk of Med-Challenger Internal Medicine Editor-in-Chief, Paul F. Griner, MD, MACP. Test your bedside diagnostic skills with this review question. CaseA 37-year-old woman presents to a local hospital with the complaint of a high fever. She is visiting from another state and has not been ill until the onset of cough and … Read More

Bedside Diagnostic Challenge – 54-year-old man with fever and lumps on his hands

Paul Griner, MD, MACPBedside Diagnostic Challenge, Internal Medicine, Medical News

bedside diagnostic challenge bacterial endocarditis

Today’s Bedside Diagnostic Challenge question comes from the desk of Med-Challenger Internal Medicine Editor-in-Chief, Paul F. Griner, MD, MACP. Test your bedside diagnostic skills with this review question. CaseA 54-year-old man presents to his physician’s office with the complaint of fever of 2 weeks duration. His temperature has varied between 101° F and 103° F. He has had no chills, … Read More