Make the Diagnosis: Puzzling Petechiae Plus Pain

(MedPage Today) — Case Findings: A 43-year-old man went to the doctor about two weeks after recovering from a upper respiratory tract infection because he had developed widespread skin petechiae and palpable purpura on his legs. He listed additional symptoms, including a fever, diarrhea, and vomiting. He mentioned experiencing pain in his scrotum as well. … Continue reading “Make the Diagnosis: Puzzling Petechiae Plus Pain”

(MedPage Today) — Case Findings: A 43-year-old man went to the doctor about two weeks after recovering from a upper respiratory tract infection because he had developed widespread skin petechiae and palpable purpura on his legs. He listed additional symptoms, including a fever, diarrhea, and vomiting. He mentioned experiencing pain in his scrotum as well.

Can you diagnose the patient?
Source: Dermatology

Make the Diagnosis: Soldier’s Scaly Face

(MedPage Today) — Case Findings: A 22-year-old man enlisted in the military was undergoing some additional training when he visited the doctor for treatment of a fine scaly plaque on his face. It had started as an annular, pruritic, erythematous lesion and was now starting to get a little bit of crusting on the border. He was always clean-shaven with a short military brush cut, so he could see that he did not have any other lesions on his head. They had recently been practicing hand-to-hand combat, so he had been in close contact doing maneuvers and wrestling with other soldiers.

Can you diagnose the patient?
Source: Dermatology

Make the Diagnosis: Wrist Cyst Worsens

(MedPage Today) — Case Findings: A 31-year-old man went to his doctor to ask about a smooth nodule that had developed on his wrist over the last couple of months. At first his wrist had just been a bit painful and seemed to have some swelling. Then slowly the lump had developed. Now it seemed to be creating some distal numbness and muscle weakness that concerned him.

Can you diagnose the patient?
Source: Dermatology