Author | Brett White, MD

Articles

Tracheal Stenosis: An Uncommon Cause of Dyspnea

March 04, 2010

A 75-year-old woman presented with worsening dyspnea of about 6 to 8 months' duration. Her symptoms were initially associated with exercise, after about 30 minutes on the treadmill, and now were present at rest. Her breathing pattern had changed to "panting" to improve airflow during minimal activity.

Bilateral Leg Ulcers in a Cachectic Man

March 02, 2009

A 51-year-old man is admitted to the hospital with painful ulcers on both lower extremities, severe anemia, and a 45-kg (100-lb) weight loss over the past year. Pain from the ulcers prevents him from walking. The ulcers developed about 5 years earlier, as a result of his wearing high boots for work; they began as small sores and grew over time.