Category Archives: Case Studies

Case Study 9 – Cervical Cancer

Well we finally made it back to the USA, and it definitely feels good to be home.  However, I’m about a month behind in posting, so I’ll be continuing to update the blog periodically…thanks for checking it out. HPI:  23 … Continue reading

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Bulls Are Bad – Case Study 8 (GRAPHIC)

DISCLAIMER/WARNING – This post is a bit graphic, so please be advised. The mascot at our current institution, University of South Florida (Tampa, FL) is the bull.  Therefore, we have been fond of the many bulls we have seen here … Continue reading

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Sharing Cases . . . Janie

Most people know, but just in case you don’t, I thought that I would tell you a little about what I am volunteering in here to make future posts make more sense.  I am about two-thirds of the way through … Continue reading

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Case Study 7 – Antepartum Bleeding

Case study from Hospital Antonio Lorena, within the obstetrical service. HPI:  37 yo pregnant female of 32 weeks and 4 days gestation presents to the emergency room because of significant vaginal bleeding over the past hour.  The patient also reports … Continue reading

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Case Study 6 – Bony Disfiguration

Brief case study of a rare disease seen at Hospital Regional in Cuzco, Peru. HPI:  28 year old male described symptoms of cough and malaise for the past year.  Recently in the past few months, he began having hemoptysis.  Patient … Continue reading

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Case Study 5 – TB with Addison’s

Note:  This case comes from Hospital Regional, one of the 3 main public hospitals in Cusco.  More to come about these different hospitals later. HPI:  60 yo male who is a poor historian is referred to Hospital Regional from a … Continue reading

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Case Study 4 – Allergic Reaction

HPI:  56 yo male presents to the clinic with a new onset rash (“ronchas” as he described, which translates to “hives”) that appeared abruptly and without any impending event within the past day.  Since its initial appearance which started in … Continue reading

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Case Study 3 – Skin Lesion

HPI:  29 yo male presents to the clinic with a skin rash on his left leg that appeared abruptly over the past week.  The lesion is not painful, but appears to be getting worse.  He notes that he has had … Continue reading

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Case Study 2 – “Gripe”

Today’s case is an example of a very common complaint that patients come into the clinic for – “el gripe.”  When translated, it literally means “flu,” but really I feel that it encompasses any or all of the symptoms of … Continue reading

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Case Study 1 – Abdominal Pain

Case Study 1 – Abdominal Pain HPI:  15 year old female comes to the clinic presenting with a chief complaint of abdominal pain.  The abdominal pain is generalized in location, and described as a dull pain, non-radiating.  She notes some … Continue reading

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