So you think your young, healthy, sexually active patient with a painful joint and weird skin findings might have disseminated gonococcal infection or gonococcal arthritis…but you’re not sure of the difference between the two. Is there a difference? Then you wonder how to properly diagnosis and treat such an illness.
Submitted by Stephanie Wilsey, MD
For some, this topic may be more bread and butter than others. Many of you may work in cold areas where you are likely to see patients with hypothermia on a regular basis, especially in the winter. Whether you work shifts in a mountainous region or are simply catching up on EM topics while studying for boards in your in you flip flops by the beach, here are a few pearls regarding patients who present with hypothermia and their management.Read more
Submitted by Catherine Ginty, MD
A high-yield review of the past week on EMDaily.Read more
A 10 year old Caucasian male presents to the Emergency Department for the second time with his father with a chief complaint of worsening left hip pain and limp for 6 weeks.Read more