Otolaryngology Perspective, Cases & Quizzes

 
 
  • Fast Five Quiz: Dengue Dengue is the most common arthropod-borne viral illness in humans, with 50-100 million persons infected annually. Test yourself on key aspects, including workup and treatment, with this quick quiz.
  • A Case: Churg-Strauss With Cardiac Involvement A patient case demonstrates the somewhat common cardiac involvement often seen in eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis.
  • A 31-Year-Old Woman With Intermittent Chest Pain A 31-year-old woman presents with intermittent chest pain over the past 6 months. What's the cause?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Foreign Bodies Foreign bodies are found inside patients for various reasons. Presentations can range from life-threatening emergency to subtle. Do you know what to consider? Test your knowledge with our short quiz.
  • A 33-Year-Old Woman With Rigidity and Stereotypies A 33-year-old woman is seen with her caregivers. She has profound intellectual impairment and is thought to have the mental capacity of an 18-month-old child. Do you know what condition she has?
  • A 63-Year-Old Woman With a Chronic Cough A 63-year-old woman presents with a chronic cough. She was first treated with antibiotics for 2 weeks. The cough improved, and the fever resolved. However, the cough returned. What's the diagnosis?
  • A 47-Year-Old Man With 'Food Stuck in His Throat' A 47-year-old man presents with a sensation of food stuck in his throat. What surgical treatment may be required?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Sleep Apnea Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common type of sleep-disordered breathing and is characterized by episodes of upper airway collapse during sleep. How much do you know about this common condition?
  • A Young Man With Difficulty Walking and Double Vision A 30-year-old Pakistani man has a 6-month history of intermittent headache and difficulty walking. What's the diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Over-the-Counter Drug Abuse and Toxicity Over-the-counter drugs are usually safe. However, if used outside of recommendations, they can lead to kidney failure, heart conditions, memory loss, or even death. Test your knowledge with our quiz.
  • Dysphagia and Weight Loss in a 73-Year-Old Woman A 73-year-old woman reports dysphagia and weight loss of 10-15 lb over 3 months. She denies fever, chills, nausea, emesis, abdominal pain, diarrhea, hematochezia, or melena. What's the diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Eczema Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is associated with enormous morbidity, and the incidence and prevalence appear to be increasing. What do you know about this condition? Test yourself with our short quiz.
  • Incidental Thyroid Nodule: OK, Now What? Is it really thyroid cancer? In this case presentation, Gordon Sun reviews controversies surrounding the increase in thyroid cancer diagnoses and management of incidental thyroid nodules.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Antibiotic Use in Respiratory Tract Infections Guidelines regarding antibiotic use have been developed to create a standard of care. What do you know about optimal antibiotic use in respiratory tract infections? Test yourself with our short quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Food Allergies Food allergies can result in acute symptoms and chronic disorders (eg, atopic dermatitis, eosinophilic esophagitis). How much do you know about these conditions? Test yourself with our quick quiz.
  • A Woman With Facial Pustules: Osmosis Question of the Week A 22-year-old woman presents with pustules on her face, surrounding her nose and lips. Do you know the cause?
  • Bilateral Deafness and Skin Lesions in a 23-Year-Old Man A 23-year-old man presents with a 3-year history of bilateral progressive hearing loss, tinnitus, and vertigo. He also has a diffuse headache and sways from side to side. What's the diagnosis?
  • A 5-Year-Old Girl With Fever and Cough A 5-year-old girl presents with a 2- to 3-week history of fever, cough, and occasional posttussive emesis. What's the diagnosis?
  • An Infant With Worsening Cough: Osmosis Question of the Week A 4-month-old infant presents with worsening cough and runny nose. Do you know the best treatment?
  • Bilateral, Nontender Neck Masses in a 66-Year-Old Man A 66-year-old man presents with bilateral, palpable, nontender neck masses. The patient states that the lesions first appeared about 2 months ago and have been progressing. What's the diagnosis?