Medical Mysteries Is A Great Series From The Washington Post

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

Late Onset Tay-Sachs Disease

His anemia was followed by searing foot pain. Seventeen years later, in precarious shape, a stellar athlete learned what was wrong. June 27, 2020

Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia

Signs and Symptoms of Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia

Tests for Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia

Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia Workup

A Clinician’s Approach to Peripheral Neuropathy

Laboratory Evaluation of 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

Atypical Parkinsonism


Lower Limb Dystonia

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



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