A 46-year-old male with a history of knee replacement presented with pain and decreased range of motion of the left knee. He had felt a pop in his left knee when putting on his pants three days previously.
A 45-year-old woman with past medical history of asthma presented to the emergency department with four days of pulsatile, frontal headache, different in character and intensity from her usual tension-type headaches. She reported the onset of pain as gradual without an inciting event.
A 58-year-old-male Caucasian presented to the emergency department (ED) with altered mental status and progressively worsening generalized weakness for three days, status-post endoscopic sinus surgery.
A 62 year old male presented to the emergency department with a complaint of two weeks of isolated left hip pain after slipping down two stairs three weeks prior to presentation. Initially well, the patient began experiencing progressive pain with ambulation. The patient’s history was significant for recurrence of rectal adenocarcinoma treated by surgical resection 10 years prior.
An 88-year-old female presented to the emergency department (ED) after a syncopal event. Upon arrival, the patient was awake and complaining of chest pain. An electrocardiogram was performed showing an inferior ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI).
A 49-year-old man presented to our emergency department complaining of progressive muscle weakness in his legs for three days. He had no past history of significant health issues, and denied any illicit or recreational drug use.
A 23-year-old female presented to the emergency department five weeks post-partum for headache, severe bilateral ear pain, and left ear drainage. Seven days prior she had been diagnosed with left otitis externa.
A 52-year-old female without cardiac disease who had undergone bariatric surgery 27 years prior, presented with three days of worsening chest and epigastric pain. A prehospital electrocardiogram (ECG) was concerning for an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI).
A 63-year-old female with a past medical history of gastroesophageal reflux disease, diabetes, and arthritis presented with right-sided jaw swelling for one day, radiating to the right ear, associated with some odynophagia.
A 48-year-old woman presented with right ankle pain that began while running two days prior. She noted that the ankle hurt with even light touch and the pain was unrelieved with ibuprofen. She denied a history of trauma. She was seen in the emergency department for this condition the day prior with a negative radiograph, but she returned because of increased ongoing pain.
A 42-year-old male with past medical history significant for epilepsy presented to the emergency department (ED) complaining of dizziness, difficult ambulation, and blurred vision. Vitals were only significant for a blood pressure of 143/89 mm Hg.
A 52-year-old man with prostatic hyperplasia presented to the emergency department with complaints of lower abdominal pain worsening over three days and inability to urinate. Abdominal examination revealed a protuberant, distended bladder.
A 32-year-old female with a history of cholecystectomy three years prior, presented to the emergency department with epigastric pain. The patient subsequently underwent an endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography with removal of one stone and sphincterotomy.
A 21-year-old female with a past medical history significant for asthma and oral contraceptive use presented complaining of shortness of breath and wheezing. Symptoms started after contact with a dog. She came to the emergency department (ED) after home albuterol treatments failed to provide relief.
Erythema nodosum (EN) is associated with many systemic diseases and infections. This case report provides an image of erythematous nodules, an overview of the various causes of EN, and the laboratory tests and imaging that can be done in the emergency department to narrow its broad differential diagnosis.
A 38-year-old male with no significant past medical history presented to the emergency department with pain and swelling on the left mandibular area and the right upper quadrant of the abdomen after a reported assault in which he was punched in the face and kicked in the right chest wall during a fight at a bar.
A 20-year-old Caucasian female presented with an altered mental status that began one day prior to arrival. The patient claimed to know the answers to questions, but was only able to reply with the answers of “yes” or “I don’t know.” Her past medical history consisted of aortic insufficiency.
A 31-year-old African-American male with known sickle cell disease presented to the emergency department (ED) with a one-week history of chest pain and bilateral leg pain. Physical examination showed an afebrile and hemodynamically stable but uncomfortable appearing male.
A 90-year-old female presented after sudden collapse with a Glasgow Coma Score of 3, and profound hypotension. Shortly after endotracheal intubation, the patient developed significant hematemesis, and massive transfusion protocol was subsequently instituted.
A 37-year-old right-handed male auto mechanic with a 40 pack-year smoking history presented to the emergency department with progressive digital pain, cyanosis and paresthesias to his right hand over the prior month.