The Quick and Dirty: A Tetanus Case Report

Mcelaney, MD, et al.

A 78-year-old Hispanic male, a resident of Mexico, presented to the emergency department (ED) of a level I county trauma center with a complaint of jaw pain for the prior three days.

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Young Male with Seizures

Ayyan, MD, et al.

A 30-year-old Asian male presented with a history of generalized tonic-clonic seizures an hour before presenting to emergency department.

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Multiple Carpometacarpal Dislocations

Davies, MD, et al.

A 30-year-old man presented to the emergency department (ED) complaining of right-hand pain after punching a wall in anger approximately one hour prior to arrival.

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A Benign Case of Hepatic Gas

Hou, MS, et al.

A 33-year-old obese male with a history of well-controlled type II diabetes and hyperlipidemia presented to the emergency department with a one-day history of recurrent non-bloody diarrhea and abdominal pain in the morning progressing to significant nausea, increased non-radiating abdominal pain, and multiple episodes of non-bilious, non-bloody emesis in the evening.

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Pemphigoid Gestationis

Kukkamalla, MD, et al.

A 32-year-old female gravida 3 para 2 presented to the emergency department (ED) with two weeks of hyperpigmented macular and blistering rash involving bilateral upper and lower extremities (Image 1) and trunk (Image 2).

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ISSN: 1936-900X
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