Recruitment lecture 10.14.2019

Today at conference¬†we had a patient presenting with ascites. Most ascites cases are from portal hypertension but 10% are from malignancy. They were found to have Burkitt's lymphoma, a rare form of highly aggressive lymphoma. Teaching points: Remember that ascites is not always secondary to portal hypertension from cirrhosis. It usually is. But not always … Continue reading Recruitment lecture 10.14.2019

Recruitment lecture 10.11.2019

Today we had a patient with unremarkable PMH presenting with jaundice. LFTs were in the 1000s, a clinical scenario with limited DDx. They ultimately had liver biopsy and diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis. Take home points: Pale/grey stools and dark urine are associated with conjugated (and not unconjugated) hyperbilirubinemia with narrower DDx AST/ALT > 1,000 has … Continue reading Recruitment lecture 10.11.2019

Recruitment lecture 10.7.2019

First recruitment day! today¬†had a case of non resolving pneumonia in a healthy young patient, which was ultimately diagnosed with blastomycosis. Take home points from today: Recognize delayed resolution of pneumonia Have a systematic differential diagnosis based on etiology, host, complications and noninfectious etiologies Recognize the difference in geographic, clinical and laboratory presentation of endemic … Continue reading Recruitment lecture 10.7.2019