New Interactive Medical Case: “All That Wheezes”

Posted by • August 3rd, 2017

A 20-year-old woman with a history of allergic rhinitis presented to her physician in the autumn with persistent cough and shortness of breath. She had been seen 6 weeks earlier for nasal congestion, rhinorrhea, postnasal drip, and cough that had bothered her on and off throughout the summer. Her symptoms occurred at home and at work. Just recently she had begun to have shortness of breath while walking to the bus stop.

During coughing episodes, she could hear herself wheezing. Her grandmother’s albuterol inhaler had given her some relief from wheezing at night. The nasal congestion abated when she used fluticasone nasal spray and loratadine, but the cough persisted. The patient reported no fevers, chills, sputum production, headache, joint or muscle aches, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, or frequent throat clearing.

Test your diagnostic and therapeutic skills with this free Interactive Medical Case! Video, animation, and interactive content allow you to receive feedback on your choices made based on a series of questions and exercises, review the condition and optimal treatment steps involved in a complex evolving patient history, and earn CME credit or MOC points.

You can also browse through a list of 47 previous Interactive Medical Cases and polish your skills in a wide range of medical scenarios.

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