Case Studies

Clinical Challenges

Clinical Challenge: Hyperpigmentation on Fingers, Fingernails, and Lips

Clinical Challenge: Hyperpigmentation on Fingers, Fingernails, and Lips

A 68 year-old patient presented with complaints of pigmentation on his fingers, fingernails, and lips for the past year. A ...

Clinical Challenge: Circular Areas of Erythema

Clinical Challenge: Circular Areas of Erythema

A 42-year-old male presents for a general checkup. On his back, you notice the lesions pictured here. The patient says ...

Clinical Challenge: Itchy Lesions Around the Lips

Clinical Challenge: Itchy Lesions Around the Lips

A patient, aged 28 years, presents with complaints of one day of very itchy lesions around her lips.

Clinical Challenge: "Funny Tongue" in Patient

Clinical Challenge: "Funny Tongue" in Patient

A 35-year-old woman presents complaining about the appearance of her tongue. She said she had never really been bothered by ...

Clinical Challenge: Progressive Hair Loss With Scarring

Clinical Challenge: Progressive Hair Loss With Scarring

A 45-year-old black patient presents complaining of hair loss that has been progressive over several years. Topical corticosteroids have not ...

Case Studies

Seizures Return After Initiating Vilazodone for MDD

Seizures Return After Initiating Vilazodone for MDD

Seizures induced by selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) use are rare and are more likely to be linked to larger doses and severe symptoms (such as those present in serotonin syndrome), but a new case study in the journal Pharmacotherapy described a patient that developed seizures after vilazodone treatment was initiated.

Acute Onset of Confusion in Young Patient

Acute Onset of Confusion in Young Patient

For young patients presenting with acute confusion, Susac syndrome should be considered, according to a case report.

How Common Are Algae-Related Wound Infections?

How Common Are Algae-Related Wound Infections?

The cases of two men who got injured while participating in freshwater activities in Missouri and Texas are giving insight into a freshwater algae that can infect wounds.

Case Study: Candy Overindulgence Leads to Seizures, Hypertension

Case Study: Candy Overindulgence Leads to Seizures, Hypertension

Candy consumers may want to not over-indulge in licorice, as the candy has been associated with tonic-clonic seizures in a new case study published in the journal Pediatric Neurology.

Liver Injury From Hydroxycut Use Reveals Underlying Disorder

Use of an over-the-counter supplement has been linked to a rare liver disease in a case study profiled in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

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