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Elderly Farmer Experiences Strange Abdominal Rash and GI Symptoms

Moral of the story: don't walk barefoot in the fields

May 08, 2023
A photo of a senior woman laying in bed grimacing and holding her stomach.
Case Shows Danger of Gallstone Ileus in Patients Over 65

Clinicians found CT scan to be best diagnostic tool

May 01, 2023
 A photo of a senior woman outdoors doubled over in pain.
Patient's Colonoscopy Refusal Highlights Value of CRC Screening

Man with a first-degree relative with CRC initially only agreed to stool-based testing

Feb 27, 2023
A computer rendering of colorectal cancer.
Regular Episodes of Fainting, Stomach Pain Plague Middle-Age Heavy Drinker

Symptoms persisted for 2 years before the patient was admitted to the hospital

Jan 09, 2023
A photo of a mature Asian man wincing in pain and touching his stomach.
Severe Chest Pain in Newly Diagnosed Colorectal Cancer

Case study illustrates iatrogenic risks not to be underestimated

Dec 27, 2022
A photo of a senior man clutching his chest
Small Spot a Source of Mysterious Abdominal Pain in Adolescent Girl

Case highlights a clinically diagnosed condition often misdiagnosed in adults and teens alike

Dec 05, 2022
A photo of a nauseous teen girl with a hand on her mouth, the other on her stomach.
Pregnant Woman With Crohn's Disease Experiences Perianal Pain

Pain may be sole symptom of Fournier's gangrene in the immunosuppressed

Apr 25, 2022
A photo of a pregnant woman laying in a hospital bed and holding her belly.
Delayed Dx in Patient With Persistent Back Pain, Diarrhea

Focusing on patients' medical history may help avoid diagnostic errors and cognitive biases

Mar 28, 2022
A photo of a young adult male grimacing and holding the left side of his back
Ulcerative Colitis With an Unexpected Cause

Can the immune response to COVID-19 trigger inflammatory bowel disease?

Mar 01, 2022
A computer rendering of a covid virus inside a colon affected by ulcerative colitis
Beware Aspiration Risk in Chronic Pot Users

A cautionary tale of gastroparesis-related aspiration in NPO patient with no other risk factors

Dec 27, 2021
A man smoking a marijuana cigarette.
Diabetic Man With Sclerosing Mesenteritis Experiences Glycemic Control With Steroids

Case authors report an unexpected paradoxical effect

Jun 07, 2021
An MRI image of sclerosing mesenteritis
How Does Underlying Cirrhosis Affect COVID-19?

Beware of secondary bacterial infections, case report suggests

Mar 15, 2021
  A computer rendering of a liver with cirrhosis
Word of Caution on Angiogenesis Inhibitor for Liver Cancer

Case report highlights risk of serious adverse effects

Mar 08, 2021
A computer rendering of a transparent body with a liver with cirrhosis highlighted
A Life-Threatening Problem Hidden Within a Hiatal Hernia

Condition resolved after clinicians used a novel oral combination

Feb 08, 2021
A woman about to undergo a gastroscopy
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