Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases

Hip Pain
February 11, 2015

Oral etidronate, IV pamidronate, and then zoledronate caused bone markers to normalize in this 80-year-old woman-temporarily. What’s going on? Answer this and questions on 3 other topics in this week’s quiz.

Do “Yellow Bumps All Over” Spell Diabetes?
December 18, 2014

Eruptive xanthomas; smooth-shaped, deeply placed nodules; a solitary itchy patch . . . how much do you know about these and 2 other disorders?

Blood-Streaked Sputum and Dyspnea: Your Dx?
October 30, 2014

Dyspnea and blood-streaked sputum; severe URI followed by rash; chronic pain; Lemierre syndrome . . . how well will you do on this quiz?

Addressing a Rash of Allergies: A Photo Essay
September 01, 2014

Allergic rhinitis and the “allergic triad,” allergy tests for children, allergic asthma, acute urticaria, a lipstick allergy, allergic contact dermatitis of the scalp-these images show a range of common allergic conditions.

Multiple Small Plaques of Psoriasis
May 11, 2013

Guttate psoriasis often appears in conjunction with an upper respiratory infection, particularly streptococcal tonsillitis, as it did in this patient. This phenomenon is more common in children.

Acupuncture and Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis: Positive Impact, Questionable Durability
February 23, 2013

Acupuncture for patients with seasonal allergic rhinitis was found to be more effective than antihistamine use or a sham intervention.

Orbital Pseudotumor Disguised as Orbital Cellulitis and Sinusitis
May 10, 2012

A 58-year-old man with a past medical history of chronic sinus disease and hypothyroidism presented with left periorbital pain and erythema that worsened despite outpatient treatment with topical antibiotics. An outpatient CT scan showed pansinusitis and orbital stranding. The diagnosis was orbital cellulitis and sinusitis.

The Death of Wang Bei: Cosmetic Surgery as a Moral Choice
December 23, 2010

In my customized Google news, I have a category for cosmetic surgery. Most items that turn up are self-serving PR announcements, but recently there was lengthy coverage of the death during cosmetic surgery of aspiring Chinese pop star Wang Bei.

Unusually Severe Pharyngitis in a 19-Year-Old Woman
September 08, 2010

A previously healthy 19-year-old woman presents with a sore throat that has become progressively more painful over the course of 1 week. She also has left-sided neck swelling, light-headedness, and intermittent headaches. She denies recent sexual activity.