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SAEM Clinical Images Series: An Enlarging Scalp Mass

by Jane Rivas, MD
Nov 07, 2022
A 27-day-old female infant born at 34 weeks 4 days with a prenatal history of maternal syphilis treated with penicillin presented with an enlarging...
Tactical Medicine News

3D Printed Light Sensor for Light-Sensitive Disease

At the University of Minnesota a team of researchers has developed a 3D printed light sensing wearable that can help people with light-sensitive di...
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SAEM Clinical Images Series: Localized Weakness

A 69-year-old Caucasian female with a past medical history of seizures, cerebral vascular accident, and Parkinson’s disease presents by EMS for eva...
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Tough Ultrasound-Controlled Bioadhesives

Scientists from McGill University in Canada created a technique of using ultrasound-mediated cavitation to make bioadhesives better stick to body’s...
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SAEM Clinical Images Series: A Backpacker’s Rash

A 33-year-old female presented with a progressively worsening rash for one week. The patient just finished hiking the John Muir Trail, a backpackin...
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Surgical Dressing Helps Kill Melanoma, Regenerate Healthy Cells

Scientists at the University of Nottingham in the UK have created a surgical dressing that is specifically designed to facilitate and enhance photo...
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ACMT Toxicology Visual Pearl: Hypertension and Rash

Which toxic exposure can present with the pictured rash along with hypertension and tachycardia mimicking pheochromocytoma? Arsenic Lead Mercury...
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SAEM Clinical Image Series: Eye Pain

A 59-year-old gentleman experiencing homelessness with a history of hepatocellular carcinoma, hepatitis C, alcohol use disorder, and tobacco depend...
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SAEM Clinical Image Series: Pediatric Rash

A 17-month-old girl with a history of eczema presents to the pediatric emergency department for evaluation of a rash. The rash is different from he...
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Nanotransfection Device for Tissue Reprogramming In Situ

Genetic modification offers huge potential in treating a wide variety of conditions, but the devil is in the details. Previously explored methods t...
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SAEM Clinical Image Series: Painful Weeping Rash

A 67-year-old nontoxic appearing male patient with a history of coronary artery disease, hyperlipidemia, transient ischemic attack, gout, renal col...
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Cactus Spine-Inspired Sweat Collection Technology

A team of researchers at the Pohang University of Science & Technology in South Korea created a passive sweat collection device that is inspire...
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SAEM Clinical Image Series: Pediatric Rash

A previously healthy 8-year-old female presents to the pediatric emergency department due to a rash. Her symptoms started three days prior to prese...
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Simple Color Change Test Identifies Wound Infections

Researchers at the University of Bath in the UK, along with outside collaborators, have developed a simple color change test that rapidly indicates...
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SAEM Clinical Image Series: A Rapidly Spreading Rash

A 40-year-old male with a past medical history of HIV presented for evaluation of a non-pruritic rash. Six days ago, he suddenly felt a stinging se...
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SAEM Clinical Image Series: Silver Scales

A 6-year-old otherwise healthy female presented to the emergency department (ED) with a rash across all four extremities. She has had seven months ...
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SAEM Clinical Image Series: Sudden Onset of Facial Petechiae in Kindergartener

A 6-year-old boy with no past medical history presented when his parents noticed facial petechiae after picking him up from school. He had a series...
Tactical Medicine News

SAEM Clinical Image Series: What’s This Thing on My Face?

A 91-year-old female patient presented with her family after concern for multiple new lesions on her face and hands. The patient thinks the lesio...
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SAEM Clinical Image Series: Guess Who’s Back?

A 27-year-old male with no significant past medical history presented to the emergency department with one week of progressively worsening, non-p...
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SAEM Clinical Image Series: Sun-burnt Hands and Lips

A 44-year-old Caucasian male with a past medical history of hepatitis C presents with a complaint of pain, swelling, and skin blistering of his h...
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SAEM Clinical Image Series: The Insidious Rash

A 60-year-old African American female with a history of hypertension presents to the emergency department for an itchy, diffuse rash. She first n...
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SAEM Clinical Image Series: Red, White, & Blue

A 29-year-old female presented to the emergency department for a rash on her right calf. 5 days prior, at her home in Alabama, the patient develo...
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SAEM Clinical Image Series: Severe Cutaneous Lesions in an Immunocompromised Host

A thirty-one-year-old female presented to the emergency department with the complaint of a painful rash for 2 days. She has a history of HIV with...
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IDEA Series: Use of gamification through Clue: Pediatric Rash Edition

Emergency Medicine (EM) physicians care for anyone, with anything, at any time. This includes pediatric patients as well as adults. For those witho...
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SAEM Clinical Image Series: Fever and Aches

A 62 year old female with no past medical history presented to the ED with fevers, generalized weakness, severe muscle aches, and a rash. She had...
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SAEM Clinical Image Series: A Multifactorial Skin Eruption

A 9-year-old male with no past medical history, brought in by his mother to the ER with a new rash on his face and torso. The rash began 10 days ...
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SAEM Clinical Image Series: A Case of a Painful Facial Rash

A 65-year-old female without any significant past medical history presented to the emergency department with left eye pain and redness. She also ...
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SAEM Clinical Image Series: Rash and Headache in Acute Myeloid Leukemia

A 25 year old male with a history of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) after an allogeneic stem cell transplant, which has been in remission for 6 yea...
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SAEM Clinical Image Series: Facial Burn

A 50-year-old female with a history of bipolar disorder, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and alcoholism presented to the ED after her family found her...
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Measles 2019 Updates: The Comeback Kid

The child with a fever and rash in your Emergency Department (ED) may actually have measles. This year, there have been 1,182 cases of measles ...
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SAEM Clinical Image Series: Bumps and Balls

A 31 year old African-American male, with a history of HIV, non-compliant with medications, presents with 3 months of painful “balls and bumps” o...
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PEM Pearls: 5 Tips to Demystify Amoxicillin in Pediatric Infections

Amoxicillin is a penicillin derivative antibiotic against susceptible gram positive and gram negative bacteria. It has reasonable coverage for ...
Tactical Medicine News

SAEM Clinical Image Series: Tea & Toast | A Case of an Abdominal Rash

[Click for larger view] Chief complaint: Abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting History of present illness: A 46 year-old female with a past his...
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SAEM Clinical Image Series: Rash After a Sore Throat and Ibuprofen Use

[Click for larger view] Chief complaint: Rash History of Present Illness: The patient is an 18 year-old male who presents with a rash that app...
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SAEM Clinical Image Series: Flu-like symptoms, oral ulcers, and rash

[Click for larger view] Chief Complaint: Flu-like symptoms, lip pain/swelling, mouth pain, eye redness, and rash History of Present Illness: P...
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SAEM Clinical Image Series: Rash with Blood Pressure Cuff Inflation

[Click for larger view] Chief Complaint: Possible seizure, Left arm rash History of Present Illness: A 29-year-old with a history of migraine ...
Tactical Medicine News

ALiEM AIR | Cutaneous 2019 Module

Welcome to the AIR Cutaneous Module! After carefully reviewing all relevant posts from the top 50 sites of the Social Media Index, the ALiEM AI...
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AIR Series: Cutaneous Module

Welcome to the Cutaneous Module! After carefully reviewing all relevant posts from the top 50 sites of the Social Media Index the ALiEM AIR Team is...
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Diagnose on Sight: Recurrent Rash

Case: A 22 year old female presents with a rash on her left arm for several days. She states she has previously had the exact same rash in the exac...
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Diagnose on Sight: Diffuse Desquamating Dermatitis

Case: An 84 year old female presents with five days of a diffuse rash. She had a seizure and was started on phenytoin 2 weeks ago. Her mouth, labia...
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PV Card: Skin and Soft Tissue Ultrasound

We know that ultrasonography can be used to identify soft tissue infections. But what exactly are the distinguishing features between cellulitis an...
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Diagnose on Sight: Palmar Rash

Case: A 41 year old male with one week of non-pruritic palmar rash that started on his trunk and spread to his hands. He has no history of travel, ...
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Diagnose on Sight: Bilateral Leg Rash

Case: A pre-teen girl, living in central California, recently started on fluconazole, now presenting with a bilateral leg rash. What is your diagno...
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Cellulitis: Do Not Get Blood Cultures

You are treating a patient with left lower leg cellulitis. The nurse is going to establish IV access, draw blood work, and give analgesia and antib...
Tactical Medicine News

Paucis Verbis: Approach to rashes

Doc, what’s this itchy rash? Answer: Contact dermatitis from poison ivy We see a variety of rashes in the Emergency Department. The first step is ...
Tactical Medicine News

Paucis Verbis card: Burn Wounds

Burn classification and management are key skills for ED providers to remember. Depending on the prevalence of burns in your ED, it may be hard for...
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