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A case study in JAMA Internal Medicine reports on two patients that experienced severe liver injury onset during treatment with the oral anticoagulant rivaroxaban.
       



Clinical Challenges

Clinical Challenge: Non-healing Pruritic Rash After Vacation

Clinical Challenge: Non-healing Pruritic Rash After Vacation

A 28-year-old man developed a pruritic, nonhealing rash after brushing his hand and leg against coral while snorkeling in the ...

Clinical Challenge: Bluish-Black Skin Changes, Tendinitis and Arthritis

Clinical Challenge: Bluish-Black Skin Changes, Tendinitis and Arthritis

A 69-year-old man reports that he began to develop bluish discoloration over his ears in his early 30s. In his ...

Clinical Challenge: Large Oozing Plaque on the Scalp

Clinical Challenge: Large Oozing Plaque on the Scalp

An 80-year-old man presents complaining of a very large oozing plaque on his scalp that has been slowly growing for ...

Clinical Challenge: Extensive Blistering on the Elbows, Knees, Forearms, and Feet

Clinical Challenge: Extensive Blistering on the Elbows, Knees, Forearms, and Feet

A patient aged 3 years presents with skin fragility and sporadic blistering that her parents first noticed during infancy. The ...

Clinical Challenge: Purplish Patches and Plaques on the Legs

Clinical Challenge: Purplish Patches and Plaques on the Legs

A patient aged 86 years presents with purplish patches and plaques on his lower legs. The lesions have been ...

Case Studies

Numbness, Tingling, Weakness, and Coolness in a 'Jammed' Hand

Numbness, Tingling, Weakness, and Coolness in a 'Jammed' Hand

A man tells the orthopedics clinic staff about odd sensations in his hand a week after a car accident.

Hair Loss in a Female Patient with Diabetes: What's the Cause?

Hair Loss in a Female Patient with Diabetes: What's the Cause?

Are hormonal changes to blame, or something else?

Spreading Rash on Shin: What Does it Signify?

Spreading Rash on Shin: What Does it Signify?

A "bruise" from a minor injury continues to linger for weeks.

Case Study: Inadequate Glycemic Control for 5 Years

Case Study: Inadequate Glycemic Control for 5 Years

Despite adhering to lifestyle modifications, a woman's glycemic control remains inadequate.

Case Study: Young Man With Difficulty Lifting Right Arm

Case Study: Young Man With Difficulty Lifting Right Arm

An adolescent presented with persistent upper-extremity pain, redness, and 
axillary swelling upon lifting weights.

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