Monarticular Arthritis, Acute

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CHAPTER 120 Monarticular Arthritis, Acute Presentation The patient complains of one joint that has become acutely red, swollen, hot, painful, and stiff, with pain on minimal range of motion. Rapid…

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Knee Sprain

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CHAPTER 115 Knee Sprain Presentation After twisting the knee from a slip and fall or sports injury, the patient complains of knee pain and variable ability to bear weight. There…

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Foreign Body, Rectal

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CHAPTER 71 Foreign Body, Rectal Presentation Rectal foreign bodies may present with abdominal pain, anorectal pain, obstipation, acute urinary retention, or blood or mucus discharge from the rectum. Such foreign…

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Shoulder Dislocation

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CHAPTER 131 Shoulder Dislocation Presentation The patient arrives holding one arm with the opposite hand, complaining of severe pain, stating that his “shoulder is out,” unable to move it without…

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Pediculosis (Lice, Crabs)

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CHAPTER 174 Pediculosis (Lice, Crabs) Presentation Patients arrive with emotions ranging from annoyance to sheer disgust at the discovery of an infestation with lice or crabs and request acute medical…

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Marine Envenomations

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CHAPTER 145 Marine Envenomations Presentation After swimming in the ocean and coming into contact with marine life, the patient may seek medical attention because of local pain, swelling, or skin…

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Fishhook Removal

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CHAPTER 140 Fishhook Removal Presentation The patient has been snagged with a fishhook and arrives with it embedded in the skin (Figure 140-1). This most commonly occurs on the hand,…

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Vaginitis

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CHAPTER 95 Vaginitis Presentation A woman complains of a vaginal discharge, possibly with itching and/or irritation of the labia and vagina. Odor, external dysuria, vague low abdominal discomfort, or dyspareunia…

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Ring Removal

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CHAPTER 152 Ring Removal Presentation A ring has become tight on the patient’s finger after an injury (usually a sprain of the proximal interphalangeal [PIP] joint) or after some other…

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