Author | Mark P. Brady, MS, PA-C

Articles

Persistent Headache in a Young Woman

February 18, 2014

Headache and nausea have bothered this 28-year-old for 3 days. Over-the-counter analgesics do not help. She reports the headache lessens during the day. What more do you need to know?

Shortness of Breath, Pallor in a 41-Year-Old Man: Next Steps?

January 10, 2014

These presenting symptoms began after a near syncopal episode. The patient has no significant medical or surgical history. More details, here.

Splinter Hemorrhages May Be a Sign of Endocarditis

December 12, 2013

Small and nondescript, subungual splinter hemorrhages should prompt further investigation.

Persistent Pain in the Toes After Hiking

November 06, 2013

A 22-year-old young woman presents with complaints of severe pain in all the toes on both feet. She reported going hiking when the daytime temperature unexpectedly dropped. She describes persistent pain and mild pruritus in her toes. What is the diagnosis?   

Chilblains (Pernio)

November 04, 2013

Chilblains (Pernio) is typically caused by an abnormal vascular response to non-freezing cold exposure.