Here is a link to the Washington Post‘s great monthly Medical Mysteries Series [This link is to the complete list] by Sandra G. Boodman.
I’ll be reading all of them and as I do I’ll list them below with links. But you don’t have to wait for me. Just go to the above list link and explore all the Medical Mysteries.
And I’ll use each Mystery Case as an opportunity to review the diagnosis in the case and to review associated topics.
Everyone, both doctors and patients, will enjoy reading each mystery and solving solving it.
Here are the ones I have reviewed so far.
For days she couldn’t stop getting sick. At first she doubted the probable cause August 22, 2020
Treating cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome
A teenager’s apparent clumsiness foreshadowed a shocking diagnosis July 18, 2020
His anemia was followed by searing foot pain. Seventeen years later, in precarious shape, a stellar athlete learned what was wrong. June 27, 2020
Signs and Symptoms of Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia
Tests for Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia
Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia Workup
A Clinician’s Approach to Peripheral Neuropathy
This family’s repeated strep throat infections frustrated their doctors May 23, 2020
Pharyngitis With Dr. Centor From The Cribsiders With Additional Resources
Posted on August 24, 2020 by Tom Wade MD
“Should We Treat Strep Throat In Children” – Help From Emergency Medicine Cases
Posted on April 23, 2020 by Tom Wade MD
Practical Help For Group A Streptococcal Pharyngitis + Other Infections – From Drs. Fox And Mellick
Posted on November 11, 2017 by Tom Wade MD
Evaluation Of A Severe Sore Throat And A Brief Review Of SIRS, Sepsis, Severe Sepsis, And Sepsis Induced Hypotension (Septic Shock)
Posted on December 28, 2014 by Tom Wade MD
She fell more than 30 times. For three years, doctors couldn’t explain why. April 25, 2020.
Parkinson Disease June 4, 2020
The Michael J. Fox For Parkinson’s Research
Ask the MD: DaTscan and Parkinson’s
Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative Study
Is it Spasticity, Dystonia or Rigidity? YouTube Video, May 14, 2020.
Diagnosis Dystonia: Navigating the Journey, 2015 by Tom Seaman. [Not an affiliate link]
This woman’s wracking cough baffled a small army of specialists March 21, 2020
Causes of Chronic Cough Medscape
Workup And Management of Chronic Cough Medscape
A hard fall unmasked an unusual condition that had caused her pain for years Feb. 24, 2020
Evaluation of the Patient with Hip Pain from American Family Physician
Synovial Chondromatosis from OrthoInfo