Oral etidronate, IV pamidronate, and then zoledronate caused bone markers to normalize in this 80-year-old woman—temporarily. What’s going on? Answer this and questions on 3 other topics in this week’s quiz.
Eruptive xanthomas; smooth-shaped, deeply placed nodules; a solitary itchy patch . . . how much do you know about these and 2 other disorders?
Dyspnea and blood-streaked sputum; severe URI followed by rash; chronic pain; Lemierre syndrome . . . how well will you do on this quiz?
September 01, 2014
Allergic rhinitis and the “allergic triad,” allergy tests for children, allergic asthma, acute urticaria, a lipstick allergy, allergic contact dermatitis of the scalp—these images show a range of common allergic conditions.
Guttate psoriasis often appears in conjunction with an upper respiratory infection, particularly streptococcal tonsillitis, as it did in this patient. This phenomenon is more common in children.
Acupuncture for patients with seasonal allergic rhinitis was found to be more effective than antihistamine use or a sham intervention.
A 58-year-old man with a past medical history of chronic sinus disease and hypothyroidism presented with left periorbital pain and erythema that worsened despite outpatient treatment with topical antibiotics. An outpatient CT scan showed pansinusitis and orbital stranding. The diagnosis was orbital cellulitis and sinusitis.
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