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EM@3AM: Myasthenia Gravis and Crisis

A 29-year-old female presents with generalized weakness and vision problems. The weakness is worse at the end of the day, and she has noted double vision. The symptoms worsen with heat. She denies any other neurologic deficits, including paresthesias. What is the likely diagnosis, and what is your next step in evaluation?


EM@3AM: Pelvic Inflammatory Disease/Tubo-ovarian Abscess

A 23-year-old female presents with acute onset lower abdominal pain with abnormal vaginal discharge. She denies fevers, chills, nausea, vomiting, dysuria, hematuria, diarrhea, and constipation. She is sexually active with one partner of 3 months and inconsistently uses condoms. Speculum exam shows small amount of blood and cervical discharge. What is the likely diagnosis?