Author | Truptesh H. Kothari, MD

Articles

Bochdalek Hernia

September 01, 2008

A 48-year-old woman with hypertension, HIV infection, anemia, and chronic kidney disease presented with generalized body weakness and diarrhea of several months’ duration.

Hyperpigmented Nails: Benign Cause-Or Not?

January 01, 2008

A 75-year-old man is concerned about the discoloration of his fingernails: each nail has dark bands with a clearing in the middle.

Spigelian Hernia

December 01, 2007

A 50-year-old man with type 2 diabetes mellitus and hypertension presented to the emergency department with abdominal pain and vomiting of 2 days' duration. He denied fever and urinary symptoms.

Case In Point: Recognizing allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis

April 01, 2006

A 28-year-old man presented with chest pain, hemoptysis, and wheezing. He had a history of intermittent shortness of breath that occurred at least 3 times a year in the past 3 years; fever; and loss of appetite associated with headache, vomiting, and weakness. His medical history also included asthma, chronic gastritis, and more than 5 episodes of pneumonia since 1996. A test for hepatitis C virus (HCV) had yielded positive results.