Take This Week’s Case Challenge

Posted by Karen Buckley • January 24th, 2013

A 50-year-old man was admitted to the hospital because of acute pain in the left flank and a temperature of 37.8°C.

What is the diagnosis? What diagnostic test is indicated?

Read the full case description for Case 4-2013, vote on the diagnosis, and comment on the case on NEJM.org.

We’ve provided the case description in advance of the complete report so you can test your skills.  Find the answers next week in the full text of the Case Records of the Massachusetts General Hospital, to be published on January 30 at 5 PM ET.

One Response to “Take This Week’s Case Challenge”

  1. Abdullah says:

    the possible diagnosis of this man is UTI probably secondary to urolithiasis.Abdominal-pelvic uss,urine m/c/s,urinalysis and full blood counts are recommended.