Posts Tagged ‘fever’

A 20-Year-Old Man with Ear Pain, Fever, and Headache

Posted by • January 18th, 2013

In the latest Case Record of the Massachusetts General Hospital, a 20-year-old man was transferred to the hospital because of recurrent ear pain for 8 months despite antibiotics, with new fever and headache. Imaging showed opacification of the middle ears and mastoid air cells and erosion of the right temporal bone. Intracranial bacterial infections can be… Read More…

Fevers, Arthralgias, and Pulmonary Infiltrates

Posted by • November 30th, 2012

In the latest Case Record of the Massachusetts General Hospital, a 21-year-old man presented with fever, arthralgias, dyspnea, and periorbital swelling. Examination revealed periorbital edema and erythema. Chest CT revealed bilateral subpleural reticular and ground-glass opacities. Diagnostic tests and a diagnostic procedure were performed. The presentation of a previously healthy patient with fever, arthritis, rash, and… Read More…

Fever and Back Pain

Posted by • August 24th, 2012

In the latest Case Record of the Massachusetts General Hospital, a 70-year-old woman was admitted because of intermittent fevers and new-onset back and leg pain. Imaging of the lumbar spine revealed abnormalities in the vertebral bodies adjacent to the L5–S1 disk space. A diagnostic result was received. Brucellosis is widespread in the Middle East. Serologic surveys… Read More…