Posts Tagged ‘thrombocytosis’

Simple and Complex

Posted by Sara Fazio • January 4th, 2013

In the latest article in our Clinical Problem-Solving series, a 44-year-old man presented to the emergency department with chest pain that had started 1 hour earlier and had awakened him from sleep. The pain was severe, substernal, burning, radiating to the left arm, and accompanied by nausea and vomiting. When a myocardial infarction occurs in… Read More…

Chronic Diarrhea

Posted by Sara Fazio • December 16th, 2011

In this week’s Case Record of the Massachusetts General Hospital, a 34-year-old man was admitted to the hospital because of weakness, chronic diarrhea, and weight loss. Initial laboratory evaluation revealed a leukocytosis and hypokalemia. A diagnostic procedure was performed. Cystoisospora is distributed worldwide, but infections are most common in tropical and subtropical areas. It is… Read More…