Atypical Fungal Rash

Adel, MD, et al.

A 73-year-old man with rheumatoid arthritis on prednisone (10 milligrams [mg] daily routinely, and increased to 40 mg daily during frequent exacerbations) presented to the emergency department with chills and a leg rash.

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A Man with Severe Right Knee Pain

Takeda, MD, et al.

A 29-year-old man with no significant medical history presented to the emergency department with severe pain, swelling, and inability to move his right knee.

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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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ISSN: 1936-900X
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Emergency Medicine is a specialty which closely reflects societal challenges and consequences of public policy decisions. The emergency department specifically deals with social injustice, health and economic disparities, violence, substance abuse, and disaster preparedness and response. This journal focuses on how emergency care affects the health of the community and population, and conversely, how these societal challenges affect the composition of the patient population who seek care in the emergency department. The development of better systems to provide emergency care, including technology solutions, is critical to enhancing population health.