New Interactive Medical Case: “The Road Less Traveled”

Posted by • September 25th, 2017

A 26-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with a 1-week history of worsening pleuritic chest pain. She recalled the development of a dull, substernal ache several days after a 5-hour flight home from Puerto Rico, where she had spent 3 weeks hiking in national parks and exploring several caves.

The ache progressed over the ensuing days to a constant, stabbing pain that worsened with deep inspiration and coughing. She had not taken any medication for the pain. The patient reported no fevers, chills, shortness of breath, wheezing, sputum production, hemoptysis, weight loss, night sweats, leg swelling, or diarrhea and no changes in appetite or urinary habits. She had no history of venous thromboembolism, cancer, or environmental or drug allergies and did not use oral contraceptives.

Test your diagnostic and therapeutic skills with this 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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