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EM@3AM: Testicular/Scrotal Abscesses

A 54-year-old male with a history of diabetes presents with “pain in my groin” for the past two weeks. He reports approximately one month of dysuria, and around two weeks ago noticed a dull aching sensation in his testicles that has progressively gotten worse. He came to the ED because he now has a fever, chills, and nausea along with his testicular pain.

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EM@3AM: Basilar Artery Occlusion

A 68-year-old male with a past medical history of hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and CAD with a drug eluting stent placed 2 months ago presents with dizziness and vomiting that began 3 hours ago. He has been having “issues with [his] eyes” today and “not feeling quite right.”  Vital sign...

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EM@3AM: Crush Injury

A 17-year-old girl, in moderate distress, is brought in by EMS after a motor vehicle collision. EMS reports that she was “pinned” underneath the dashboard, and it took several hours to extricate her. Triage vital signs significant for BP 103/69, HR 99, SpO2 99% on 2 L NC, RR 25, Temp 98.6. She h...

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EM@3AM: Brugada Syndrome

A 36-year-old female presents to the ED after experiencing an episode of sudden syncope. The patient has no significant past medical history, and reports that she was walking to the end of her driveway to retrieve her mail when she suddenly collapsed to the ground. She recalls waking up on her drive...

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EM@3AM: Extensor Tendon Laceration

A 35-year-old right handed male with no significant past medical history presents with a deep hand laceration. The patient states they suffered a cut with a box cutter at a construction site. He presents to the ED with profound difficulty extending his middle and ring finger and a laceration over the extensor surface. What is the diagnosis?

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EM@3AM: Oropharyngeal Candidiasis

A 32-year-old male with HIV presents to the ED for loss of taste. He noticed white plaques on his tongue. Although painless, the plaque is associated with a cotton sensation and a dull sense of taste. The patient reports being compliant with his medications and denies other symptoms. His tongue is c...

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EM@3AM: Flexor Tendon Laceration

A 41-year-old male with no significant past medical history presents with a deep hand laceration. The patient states they were cutting an avocado when the knife pierced through and punctured his hand. He presented to the emergency department because he is having numbness distal to the site of injury, as well as constant bleeding and some difficulty with flexing his finger.

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EM@3AM: Suppurative Parotitis

A 75-year-old male presents to the ED with right facial swelling since last night. He is also complaining of pain and subjective fevers. Initial vital signs include BP of 150/85, HR 103, T 100.8, RR 18, SpO2 97% on RA. Exam reveals the patient to be ill-appearing with a focal area of swelling medial...