Internal Medicine Cases & Quizzes

 
 
  • Chronic Splenomegaly in a 10-Year-Old Boy A 10-year-old boy presents with splenomegaly lasting several years. Are you able to identify the correct diagnosis?
  • Neurocognitive Decline and Motor Regression in a 34-Year-Old Woman A 34-year-old woman has a 4-year history of psychotic behavior and neurocognitive decline. She has also demonstrated progressive motor regression and loss of speech. What's the diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Status Asthmaticus Status asthmaticus is an exacerbation of asthma that is unresponsive to initial treatment with bronchodilators. Test yourself on key aspects of presentation, workup, and treatment with this quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Asthma Asthma affects around 24 million persons in the United States and is the most common chronic disease in childhood. How much do you know about this condition? Test yourself with this short quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Chronic Kidney Disease Chronic kidney disease is a significant worldwide health problem associated with increased risk for cardiovascular disease and chronic renal failure. Test yourself on key aspects with this short quiz.
  • A 70-Year-Old Man With Splenomegaly: USMLE Question A 70-year-old man presents with splenomegaly. What is most likely to be found upon staining his cells?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Cardiovascular Risk Factors Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the number one cause of death globally. Are you familiar with key aspects involved in modifying risk factors for CVD? Test yourself with this short quiz.
  • A 19-Year-Old Man With Life-Threatening Obesity A 19-year-old man presents with chief symptoms of morbid obesity and oozing skin ulcers. Can you identify the cause of his obesity and related conditions?
  • 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?
  • A 50-Year-Old Woman With Chest Pain: USMLE Question A 50-year-old woman presents to the emergency department after experiencing severe chest pain for 20 minutes. What is the most likely diagnosis?
  • Analyze This Image: Double Take Required   Something is up with this echo image--but maybe not what you first think.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Polycythemia Vera Polycythemia vera is a stem cell disorder associated with bleeding complications. Do you know key information about presentation, workup, and treatment? Test yourself with this quick quiz.
  • A 63-Year-Old Woman With Decreased Vision After experiencing 1 month of decreased vision in the superior visual field of the right eye, this patient comes to you for a diagnosis. Can you provide it?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Human Bite Wounds Most injuries due to human bites involve the hands and have a higher rate of infection than do injuries in other locations. Test yourself on key aspects of human bite wounds with this short quiz.
  • ECG Challenge: Is This an Effect of AFib Treatment? A man with atrial fibrillation, treated with a beta-blocker, undergoes a routine ECG. What does it show?
  • A Severe Headache in a Young Woman A 39-year-old woman experiences vomiting and a severe occipital headache that she describes as the worst she has ever had. She suffered a similar headache two days ago.
  • A 47-Year-Old Woman With a Swollen Left Leg: USMLE Question A 47-year-old woman presents with a swollen left leg. What risk factor is the most likely cause of her symptoms?
  • Would You Recognize Acute Delirium? An older woman presents with acute onset of mental status changes. Is it delirium, depression, dementia, or a mix?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Urticaria Acute urticaria may be associated with life-threatening angioedema and/or anaphylactic shock. Do you know key aspects of presentation, workup, and treatment? Test your knowledge with this short quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Mantle Cell Lymphoma Mantle cell lymphoma is now recognized as a distinct clinicopathologic entity and represents 2%-10% of non-Hodgkin lymphomas. How much do you know about MCL? Test your knowledge with this short quiz.