Journal of Medical Case Reports

 
 

Journal of Medical Case Reports (JMCR) is an open access, peer-reviewed online journal that will consider any original case report that expands the field of general medical knowledge. All articles are indexed in PubMed and archived in PubMed Central, and all articles are openly accessible and available for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution License. See: http://www.biomedcentral.com/info/about/license.

  • SARS-CoV-2-induced Acute Aortic Occlusion As revealed by this case of fatal acute aortic occlusion in a patient with COVID-19, both venous and arterial thrombotic complications may be associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection.
  • SARS-CoV-2- or Pregnancy-related Cardiomyopathy? This case underscores the need to consider the possibility of SARS-CoV-2 infection in any pregnant woman who develops cardiomyopathy and pulmonary edema.
  • Cardiac Failure, Pulmonary Hypertension Secondary to Renal AVM Systemic AVM is a rare, but potentially reversible cause of high-output heart failure. This case emphasizes the importance of a detailed workup in a patient with heart failure symptoms.
  • COVID-19 and Emergencies in Patients With Diabetes Diabetic emergencies like diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state can be precipitated in patients with COVID-19, highlighting the need for close monitoring of these patients.
  • GI Symptoms and Fecal Microbiota Transplant in COVID-19 Might fecal microbiota transplantation be a potential therapeutic and rehabilitative intervention for treatment of COVID-19 gastrointestinal disturbances?
  • Acute Lung Injury After Using a THC-containing Vaping Device This case of a young, otherwise healthy patient with THC vaping-associated lung injury offers guidance on appropriate diagnostic workup and therapies for suspected VALI.
  • Vancomycin Induced Cardiac Arrest: A Case Report This case underscores the need to be familiar with Red Man Syndrome, a rare but potentially life threatening adverse effect of vancomycin.
  • Arthritis As an Initial Presentation of Malignancy These two patients were initially diagnosed and treated for rheumatic diseases, but were later found to have paraneoplastic arthritis related to occult malignancy.
  • Retinal Imaging Study Diagnoses in COVID-19 Are ocular signs and symptoms in COVID-19 under recognized? This patient presented with retinal lesions but no other symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Anion Gap in Diagnosis of Metformin-associated Lactic Acidosis This study casts doubt on the utility of anion gap measurement as an approach for diagnosis of metformin-associated lactic acidosis.
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Manifestation Following COVID-19 Might this patient's newly diagnosed systemic lupus erythematosus be related to his recent SARS-CoV-2 infection?
  • COVID-19 Myopericarditis With Cardiac Tamponade This case demonstrates that patients without respiratory symptoms could have COVID-19 and present with serious cardiac complications.
  • An Atypical Presentation of Multiple Primary Malignancies Gastric carcinoma is the neoplasm most commonly associated with second primary neoplasms. This case underscores the need to consider multiple primary malignancy in patients with gastric cancer.
  • Detection of SARS-CoV-2 Pneumonia: Two Case Reports The findings in these cases demonstrate that negative PCR results in both pharynx and bronchoalveolar lavage do not rule out COVID-19 in patients with pneumonia.
  • Late MI and Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia in a COVID-19 Patient Was this patient's autoimmune hemolytic anemia and myocardial infarction precipitated by concomitant COVID-19 infection?
  • Pustulosis, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Due to Hydroxychloroquine This case draws attention to the possibility of severe adverse cutaneous drug reactions to hydroxychloroquine and the necessity for caution when using hydroxychloroquine to manage COVID-19.
  • Bilateral Pulmonary Embolism While Receiving Tranexamic Acid This case of bilateral pulmonary embolism in a healthy, active middle-aged woman reinforces the possible increased risk of thromboembolism in patients receiving tranexamic acid.
  • Erythematous Papular Skin Rash As a Sign of COVID-19 Might skin rash be an additional presenting symptom of COVID-19? This case suggests that skin rash for which other causes are excluded should suggest SARS-COV-2 as a possible diagnosis.
  • Cabozantinib Caused High-grade Fever in Metastatic RCC This case demonstrates atypical high-grade fever with rigors as a potential complication of treatment with the novel tyrosine kinase inhibitor cabozantinib.
  • Venous Thromboembolism and COVID-19 This case adds to the emerging evidence for venous thromboembolism as a complication of COVID-19.
  • Repeated Positive COVID-19 Test Followed by 2 Negative Tests This case emphasizes that a negative result by polymerase chain reaction does not necessarily certify complete COVID-19 recovery, nor that the patient is no longer infectious.
  • Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis in a Patient With COVID-19 This patient with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis secondary to COVID-19 responded after one dose of the IL-6 receptor antagonist tocilizumab.
  • Juvenile Huntington's Disease In a small number of cases, Huntington's disease manifests prior to age 21. This case report highlights the complexity of juvenile Huntington's and how its course differs from adult onset disease.
  • Pericardial Effusion, Cardiac Tamponade in a COVID-19 Patient This case report documents acute pericarditis, pericardial effusion, and cardiac tamponade as a possible presentation of COVID-19.
  • Recovery From COVID-19 and ARDS This case report of a patient who developed ARDS due to COVID-19 highlights the importance of ICU follow-up visits with comprehensive physical and cognitive testing following acute hospitalization.