Diagnostic Dilemmas

 
 

Diagnostic Dilemmas

  • Diagnostic Dilemmas: Cutaneous Nocardiosis A 51-year-old man with a history of diabetes and hypertension presents with multiple open wounds.
  • Well Differentiated SCC With Verrucous Clinical Presentation A 49-year-old white female was referred for evaluation of a warty lesion that was unresponsive to various treatments.
  • Adult-Onset Dermatomyositis Complicated by Calcinosis Cutis A 25-year-old African American woman with a four-year history of dermatomyositis (DM) presents with an ulcer in the right popliteal fossa of 5 weeks duration.
  • Ecthyma in a Patient With Diabetes & a History of Bacteremia A 51-year-old Hispanic female with poorly controlled IDDM presented with an ulcer on the left leg, which gradually increased in size and ruptured.
  • Diagnostic Dilemmas: Ulcerated Kaposi's Sarcoma Case study of a 78-year-old man with classic KS and staphylococcal infection of an ulcerated lesion. This study also provides profiles of the various forms of KS.
  • Diagnostic Dilemmas: Nonhealing Ulcer in a Diabetic Foot At what point should one become suspicious of malignancy in a diabetic ulcer from a burn or other previous trauma?
  • Diagnostic Dilemmas: Pancreatic Panniculitis Pannicultis can be indicative of several serious illnesses. Prompt diagnosis and treatment is crucial.
  • Diagnostic Dilemmas: Case Update: Chronic Ulceration in a How did taking an inadequate medical history adversely affect this man?s health?
  • Linear Scleroderma A 57-year-old African-American woman presented with a three-year-history of arthritis and changes in the quality of her skin.
  • Frostbite and Diabetic Neuropathy A 65-year-old African American man with diabetes presented by ambulance to the emergency room in February of 1993 for the treatment of frostbite to the toes of his right foot.
  • Chronic Ulceration in a Radiotherapy Site 78-year-old gentleman was referred for a non-healing ulcer in the left axilla.
  • Burning Feet Due to Diabetic Neuropathy A 66-year-old Caucasian woman recently presented at the wound clinic with severe burning sensations in both soles of her feet, which worsened at night and disturbed her sleep.
  • What Is the Diagnosis? Critical Leg Ischemia A 72-year-old Caucasian woman gave a one-year history of redness, itching, and increasing pain of the left foot.
  • Management of Saphenous Vein Harvest Wound Complications A 67-year-old African-American woman with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus presented at the wound center with a left leg wound that extended from 9cm below the knee to just above the medial malleolus.
  • Necrobiosis Lipoidica A 51-year-old Caucasian woman presented to the clinic complaining of bilateral lower-extremity swelling and recurrent cutaneous ulcers of the right leg.
  • Pretibial Myxedema A 55-year-old Caucasian woman presented to the clinic complaining of skin lesions on both shins.
  • Diagnostic Dilemmas: Pyoderma Gangrenosum A 65-year-old Caucasian woman with a history of Crohn's disease presented with a three-month history of painful, boggy ulcers on the left anterior abdomen and right upper thigh.
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus A 40-year-old Caucasian woman with systemic lupus erythematosus presented with a 10-day history of blisters on her right shin.
  • Calciphylaxis A 53-year-old African-American man presented with a year-long history of multiple, nonhealing ulcers on both his legs.
  • Hypertensive Ulcer A 51-year-old man presented with a painful ulcer on his right lateral leg.