Rheumatology Cases & Quizzes

 
 
  • 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.
  • Chronic Recurrent Symptoms Suggesting an Insidious Etiology A 17-year-old girl presents with a history of oral fungal infections, diarrhea, recurrent abdominal pain, vomiting, dizziness, darkening of the skin and oral cavity, and fever. What is the diagnosis?
  • Test Your Knowledge: Treating Patients After TKA Answer these 5 questions on treating patients after TKA for an indication of how you would do on an orthopedics board certification or maintenance of certification exam if you had to take one today.
  • A 55-Year-Old Woman With Bumps on Her Face A 55-year-old African American woman presents with a 6-month history of 'bumps' on her cheeks. She notes that the spots appeared without any specific precipitating factors. What's the diagnosis?
  • A 68-Year-Old Man With Severe Joint Pain and Nodules A 68-year-old man presents with severe pain and swelling in his left foot. He also describes vague, mild epigastric pain. Can you make the diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Dry Eye Disease Dry eye disease is a common condition that results in discomfort, visual disturbance, and tear film instability. Test yourself on presentation, workup, and treatment aspects with our short quiz.
  • A 60-Year-Old Woman With Chest and Abdominal Pain A 60-year-old woman presents with nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and chest pain. What is the most likely diagnosis?
  • A 23-Year-Old Woman With Emesis and Generalized Weakness A 23-year-old woman presents with a 3-day history of progressively worsening, generalized muscle weakness and nonbilious emesis. What is the most likely diagnosis?
  • Calcific Tendonitis: An Unusual Presentation of Neck Pain The case of a 44-year-old woman with new-onset neck pain and sound sensitivity.