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Fast Five Quiz: Shingles

Fast Five Quiz: Shingles No Results No Results William James, MD December 11, 2019 Herpes zoster infection, often called "shingles," is a viral infection that occurs with reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus (VZV). More than 95% of immunocompetent individuals aged 50 years or older are seropositive for VZV. Although usually a self-limited rash with pain, shingles can be far mo&...
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Fast Five Quiz: Do You Know Enough About Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Fast Five Quiz: Do You Know Enough About Rheumatoid Arthritis? No Results No Results Herbert S. Diamond, MD December 05, 2019 Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic systemic inflammatory autoimmune disease that causes persistent symmetric polyarthritis (synovitis) and can also affect other organ systems. Early treatment, however, can prevent or reduce joint damage and may increase the likelihood of remission. Do y&#11...
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A 16-Year-Old Girl With Severe Abdominal Pain After a Hug

A 16-Year-Old Girl With Severe Abdominal Pain After a Hug No Results No Results Elena Zafirova, MD; Milcho Panovski, MD, PhD October 14, 2019 Editor's Note: The Case Challenge series includes difficult-to-diagnose conditions, some of which are not frequently encountered by most clinicians but are nonetheless important to accurately recognize. Test your diagnostic and treatment skills us&...
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A 59-Year-Old Woman With a Painful Rash and Fingertip Ulcerations

A 59-Year-Old Woman With a Painful Rash and Fingertip Ulcerations No Results No Results Victoria M.F. Mank, MD; Jefferson R. Roberts, MD October 11, 2019 Editor's Note:The Case Challenge series includes difficult-to-diagnose conditions, some of which are not frequently encountered by most clinicians but are nonetheless important to accurately recognize. Test your diagnostic and trea...
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A 26-Year-Old Woman Who Uses a Walking Cane Because of Pain

A 26-Year-Old Woman Who Uses a Walking Cane Because of Pain No Results No Results Ricardo Correa, MD; Gauri Behari, MD September 13, 2019 Editor's Note: The Case Challenge series includes difficult-to-diagnose conditions, some of which are not frequently encountered by most clinicians but are nonetheless important to accurately recognize. Test your diagnostic and treatment skills u&...
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A 34-Year-Old Woman With Knots on Her Leg and Reddening Skin

A 34-Year-Old Woman With Knots on Her Leg and Reddening Skin No Results No Results Padma Chitnavis, MD; Mary Maiberger, MD September 10, 2019 Editor's Note:The Case Challenge series includes difficult-to-diagnose conditions, some of which are not frequently encountered by most clinicians but are nonetheless important to accurately recognize. Test your diagnostic and treatment s...
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A 65-Year-Old Man With Diplopia and a Drooping Eyelid

A 65-Year-Old Man With Diplopia and a Drooping Eyelid No Results No Results Sumaira Nabi, MBBS; Sadaf Khattak, MBBS; Mazhar Badshah, MBBS, MD, FCPS August 21, 2019 Editorial Note: The Case Challenge series includes difficult-to-diagnose conditions, some of which are not frequently encountered by most clinicians but are nonetheless important to accurately recognize. Test your diagnostic a&#110...
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Fast Five Quiz: What Do You Know About Psoriasis?

Fast Five Quiz: What Do You Know About Psoriasis? No Results No Results Dirk M Elston, MD; William James, MD June 13, 2019 Psoriasis is a complex, chronic, multifactorial, inflammatory disease that involves hyperproliferation of the keratinocytes in the epidermis, with an increase in the epidermal cell turnover rate. Environmental, genetic, and immunologic factors appear to play a role. The disease most...
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When a Cold Becomes a Sinus Infection

When a Cold Becomes a Sinus Infection You're sneezing, coughing, and all stuffed up. It sounds and feels like a cold, alright. But as time goes on, you start to wonder. Is it turning into a sinus infection? They've got some things in common, but there are ways to tell the&#...
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11 Surprising Sneezing Facts

11 Surprising Sneezing Facts How fast does a sneeze travel? Can sex and sunshine make you sneeze? Get the strange sneezing facts. Larissa Stouffer of Melrose, Mass., usually sneezes not once, not twice, but three times. She sneezes as she gets into a car if it's sunny outside, but not when it's cloudy; her dad does the s&...
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