This 30 year old patient has had a fall on his outstretched hand and presents with pain and deformity of the forearm. Here are the x-rays. a. What is your diagnosis? b. What is technically wrong with the following x-ray ? … Continue reading
Sweet syndrome (acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis) = tender, red-to-purple papules and nodules + fever + peripheral neutrophilia The skin lesions display pathergy or Köebner phenomenon – lesions occur in areas of minor trauma, such as sites of scratches, bites It is usually … Continue reading
Sudden sniffing death syndrome - sudden death after sniffing an inhalant, due to cathecolamine surge (patient startled or being caught in the act) The presenting rhythm is usually pulseless VT and the treatment is B-blockers to stop the cathecolamine surge.