Author: andygrock

A Tox Mystery….

By Dr. Alex Brevil This drug causes this rash…   This drug caused an outbreak of agranulocytosis among healthy 20 year olds… The drug is widely available in countries with a large livestock industry (for use as antihelminthic)…    …

Case of the Month 11: Answer

  This month’s winner is ablumbenberg with a very thorough answer. This case was a doozy and involved an extremely rare Emergency Department diagnosis. To Recap: We have a 64 lady with a history of problems with her blood’s “globes”…

Too Classic a Question to Be Bored Review

A patient with long-standing alcoholic cirrhosis presents to your ER with altered mental status…or fever….or abdominal pain… or new onset ascites. He reports this is his normal skin color. He also reports his wife’s hair is always 4 feet tall and…

Clever Title Bored Review

A 65 year old man with htn presents after being woken up from sleep with trouble breathing. His breathing improved after he sat up, but he is still complaining of tongue swelling. On exam, he has poor dentition, fullness to…

Ear lacks? Definitely not Bored Review

  A red-headed Auror presents after suffering an ear injury in a duel with one of the few remaining death eaters. He reports bleeding from the ear after being hit with “Secumsempra” (Don’t get any of these references? Seriously?!?!? See…

Still Too Scary a Case to be Bored Review

To continue discussing the chest pain patient from last week…(you remember, the syphilitic patient with Turner Syndrome who presents with tearing chest and epigastric pain radiating to the back with unequal upper extremity blood pressures, a pulseless leg, neurologic deficits)…