Rheumatology Cases & Quizzes

 
 
  • A 34-Year-Old Woman With Vomiting and Bulbar Weakness A 34-year-old woman presents with weakness of the lower extremities, urinary retention, constipation, vomiting, dysphagia with liquids, drooling, and nasal regurgitation. Can you make the diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Common Rashes Many symptoms of rashes overlap, but identifiable factors for each condition help with diagnosis and treatment. How much do you know about common rashes? Test yourself with this short quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Rheumatoid Arthritis Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease that leaves 40% of patients disabled after 10 years. How much do you know about this painful condition? Test yourself with this short quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Amyloidosis Diagnosis and Treatment Amyloidosis is characterized by the accumulation of fibrillar proteins in various body tissues. Test your knowledge of the classification, diagnosis, and treatment of amyloidosis with this short quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Otitis Externa Although otitis externa rarely causes serious complications, the infection is responsible for acute morbidity. Prompt diagnosis and therapy cures most cases. Test yourself with our quick quiz.
  • A 38-Year-Old Man With Bloody Gums and a Rash A 38-year-old man presents with a 3-day history of bleeding from his gums after brushing his teeth. He also noticed a rash on both legs over the past couple of weeks. Can you make the diagnosis?
  • A 57-Year-Old Man With Unexplained Difficulty Walking A 57-year-old man presents with difficulty walking due to clumsiness of both of his feet. He also has had intermittent numbness and tingling in his feet, left leg, and hands. What's the diagnosis?
  • A 26-Year-Old Woman With Pleural Effusion, Hydronephrosis, and Ascites A 26-year-old woman presents with a 1-week history of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, lower abdominal pain, and dysuria. She was previously treated for TB. What is the diagnosis?
  • Recurrent Infections in a 5-Year-Old Boy A 5-year-old child is presented for an ear infection. He was previously treated for recurrent bacterial pneumonia and twice required inpatient hospitalization. What underlying condition is at work?
  • Case Challenge: A Spreading Summertime Rash A man presents in July with scattered erythematous rashes. What is the cause, and what is the appropriate clinical approach?
  • A 39-Year-Old Woman With Facial Twitches A 39-year-old woman presents with a rash, fever, and facial twitches with tongue extrusions. Are you able to make this challenging diagnosis?
  • A 33-Year-Old Woman With a Lump in Her Wrist A 33-year-old woman presents to her primary care provider owing to a lump in the volar aspect of her right wrist. Can you make the correct diagnosis?
  • Mysterious Femur Fracture in a Middle-Aged Man A 49-year-old man with a history of osteopenia and HIV presents for follow-up after a visit to the ED 8 months ago with a midshaft femoral fracture. What likely contributed to his atypical fracture?
  • 'What Are These Bumps I See All Over?' How would you approach a patient who comes to the primary care clinician with worries about bumps on her buttocks and knees?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Heart Failure Heart failure is a worldwide problem and affects around 6.5 million Americans aged 20 years and older. Do you know key aspects of presentation, workup, and treatment? Test yourself with this quiz.
  • A 27-Year-Old Woman With Facial Rash: USMLE Question A 27-year-old woman presents with fatigue, joint pain, and facial rash. What study or investigation is the best next step?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Iron Deficiency Anemia Iron deficiency anemia occurs when stores of iron are too low to support normal red blood cell production. Are you familiar with this condition? Test your knowledge with our quick quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Knee Pain Knee pain has various causes, ranging from sudden injury to chronic illness. Because treatment varies depending on the cause, proper diagnosis is critical. Test your knowledge with our quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Back Pain Nearly two thirds of adults are affected by mechanical low back pain at some point in their lives. How much do you know about this condition? Test yourself with this quick quiz.
  • An Older Man With Diplopia, Ptosis, and Retro-orbital Pain A 65-year-old man presents with severe, right-sided retro-orbital pain; diplopia (without visual loss); tingling on the upper half of the right side of the face; and drooping of the right eyelid.