Case Studies

Daily Consumption of 'Cancer Preventative' Leads to Cyanide Poisoning

By September 13, 2017

The patient admitted to taking 2 teaspoons of self-prepared apricot kernel extract along with 3 tablets of Novodalin, an herbal fruit kernel supplement, every day for the past 5 years.

Genetic Testing Abused by Patient with Factitious Disorder

By March 08, 2017

The patient presented with complaints of increased muscle tone in her back muscles and the right side of her body starting in adolescence.

Chronic Lyme Diagnosis Leads to Potentially Fatal Drug Reaction

By October 26, 2016

Perhaps the most important factor is the inadequate recognition of the functional somatic syndromes often mislabeled, and mistreated, as chronic Lyme.

Serious Cardiac Arrhythmia Linked to Antifungal in AFib Patient with Esophageal Candidiasis

By May 18, 2016

Clinicians should be aware of this possible adverse event and monitor patients receiving concomitant drugs that may prolong the QT interval.

Dietary Supplement Use Leads to a Diagnosis of Thyrotoxicosis

By April 08, 2016

This case details the potential dietary supplement adverse effect, thyrotoxicosis.

Investigation of Adverse Drug Reaction Reveals HIV Infection in Patient

By January 27, 2016

A recently published case study details the first known incidence of sulfa hypersensitivity in primary HIV.

A Disabling Side Effect of SSRI Therapy?

January 26, 2016

Dysgraphia after sertraline intake has been documented in a case report published online in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics.

Can Crowdsourcing Help Patients with Unresolved Medical Issues?

By January 15, 2016

CrowdMed, an online program that allows patients to submit their cases to case solvers in efforts to obtain a possible diagnosis, proved helpful for some patients with undiagnosed illnesses, a new study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research showed.