Von Willebrand Disease is the most common of the inherited bleeding disorders. Do you remember that there is more than one "type" of Von Willebrand Disease? Remember which type you should NOT use DDVAVP on? Read on for a quick overview.
Alexis Pelletier-Bui, MD
Often confuse methanol and ethylene glycol poisoing? Need a refresher on how they present? Read on below for a quick review that could come in useful one day either at the bedside or while taking an exam.
A 28-year old male with no past medical history presents with ches tpain for 2 days. The pain is pressure-like in the center of his ches tand worse with deep inspiration. He states he just got over a cold but denies recent fever or cough. An EKG is obtained. What is the diagnosis?
-One segment of intestine telescopes into another
-Most commonly ileum into colon
-Most common cause of intestinal obstruction in children under 2 y/o
-Rare before 2 months old
-Classically infant with intermittent episodes of severe abdominal pain with legs drawn to chest, asymptomatic between episodes
-Classic Triad: abdominal pain, palpable sausage shaped abdominal mass, bloody stools (“currant jelly”)
- rarely all 3 present