Rheumatology Cases & Quizzes

 
 
  • A 47-Year-Old Man With Progressive Dyspnea A 47-year-old man has had progressive dyspnea that worsens upon exertion over the past 2 years. He also has a productive cough that responded to antibiotics in the past. Can you make the diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Acromegaly Acromegaly is a rare, insidious, and potentially life-threatening condition for which treatment can give the patient additional years of high-quality life. Test yourself with our quick quiz.
  • A 75-Year-Old Woman With Fever, Rash, and Skin Pain A 75-year-old woman with a history of hypertension, Parkinson disease, osteoporosis, and trigeminal neuralgia was admitted for evaluation of fever, rash, and skin pain. What's the diagnosis?
  • A Diabetic Man With a Stooped Posture and Back Pain A 53-year-old man with diabetes and hypertension presents with a 6-month history of worsening backache and stiffness. His posture is stooped, with a loss of lumbar curvature. What is the diagnosis?
  • Echo Case: Right Test, Wrong Reason   A critical piece of information is missing from this case. Can you solve the puzzle?
  • A Man With Bone Pain: Osmosis Question of the Week An 80-year-old man presents in order to discuss some bone pain he has been having lately. Do you know what examination results to expect?
  • 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.
  • A 17-Year-Old With an Abnormal Optic Disc A 17-year-old boy was noted to have an abnormal appearance of the optic disc in his left eye. What is the most likely diagnosis?
  • A 50-Year-Old Patient With AIDS and Leg Weakness A 50-year-old man with AIDS presents after a fall with progressive right leg weakness that began approximately 2 weeks ago. What's the diagnosis?
  • 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?
  • Case Challenge: A Teen Male With an Unusual Rash A 17-year-old white male presents to the emergency department complaining of a rash affecting the lower extremities and tops of his hands.
  • Painful, Persistent Swelling Restricting Range of Motion in a Child A 10-year-old boy presents with recurrent episodes of painful swelling associated with restricted movement and areas of residual, painless, persistent, nontender bony swelling. What is the diagnosis?
  • 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?
  • A Patient With Pneumonia and Arthralgias A 61-year-old man presents to the ED fever, dyspnea, worsening arthralgias, and a productive cough. Clubbing of the digits is noted. A CT scan of the chest is obtained. What is the diagnosis?
  • Sudden Headache and Vomiting in a 33-Year-Old Woman A 33-year-old woman presents with a severe headache that started suddenly. She states that the pain has been worsening despite her use of oral analgesic medication. What's the diagnosis?
  • A Woman With Ankle Pain: Osmosis Question of the Week A 36-year-old woman presents with severe right ankle pain and an inability to walk. Do you know what is causing this pain and why?
  • Injury in One Eye Followed by a Hyperopic Shift in the Other A woman suffers an injury to her right eye that requires surgical repair of a corneal laceration. Two months later, she returns with blurry vision in the left. Can you determine the cause?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Psoriasis Psoriasis is commonly found on the elbows, knees, scalp, lumbosacral areas, intergluteal clefts, and glans penis. Joints are affected in as many as 30% of patients. Test yourself with our short quiz.
  • A 7-Year-Old Boy With Left Hip and Knee Pain A 7-year-old boy presents with left hip and knee pain and refuses to bear weight on his left leg. His mother reports that the child fell down in the street 2 days ago. What's the diagnosis?
  • A 35-Year-Old Man With Palpitations and Dizziness A 35-year-old healthy man presents with dizziness and palpitations. He denies difficulty hearing, feeling of fullness in his ears, and vertigo. What's the diagnosis?