Category Clinical Cases

LITFL Clinical Case Collection. Over 250 Q&A style clinical cases to assist Just in Time Learning and Life Long Learning. Cases are categorised by specialty and can be searched by keyword from the database table

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Lung abscess

A previously healthy 22 year old man with a 4 week history. He describes the cough, some mild shortness of breath on exertion, purulent sputum, fevers, night sweats and weight loss.
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Lung point Case 005

This thin young man presented with left sided sharp chest pain worse on deep inspiration. You take a quick look on either side for pneumothorax. What do you see?
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Lung Metastasis Case 001

A patient with a history of COPD / severe emphysema presents with weight loss, some pleuritic chest pain, and an exacerbation of their shortness of breath. What does this ultrasound clip demonstrate?
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Empyema Case 1

A poorly kempt, chronic alcoholic with a history of intravenous drug use presents to ED. He is confused, febrile, tachycardic, tachypenoeic and hypoxic.
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An unusual wrist injury

Dislocation of the distal radio-ulna joint (DRUJ) is a rare injury, particularly when it occurs without associated fractures of the distal radius and ulna.
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Pleural Effusion Case 002

A 27 year old man presents with fevers and increasing shortness of breath presents to your department. He has a vasculitic peripheral rash and feels generally unwell.