Women with a coronary syndrome can have atypical symptoms
The coronary syndrome in a woman can start with atypical symtoms in comparison to a man. A pleuritic pain, a burning sensation, as well as dyspnea of unusual characteristics or pain in the upper back or in the epigastric area.
Pathognomonic is a term, often used in medicine, that means characteristic for a particular disease. A pathognomonic sign is a particular sign whose presence means that a particular disease is present beyond any doubt (Wikipedia).
Sara got up one morning and as she went to wash her face, watery liquid came out of the left side of her nose. A 32-year-old healthy woman, she had seen nothing like this before. The liquid increases as she tilted her head to the right. She had no trauma or fever in the previous days. Before this situation, she decided to go to the Emergency Department.
A 65-year-old man with a previous diagnosis of disseminated neoplasia began to notice an acute pain in the left hemithorax at his home, without fever or trauma. This is the story of his evolution during his care in a hospital.
Immunotherapy is now consolidated as a basic treatment of cancer. Tumors such as melanoma, kidney, and lung, have been the first to receive the benefits of this new treatment. Patients with bad clinical conditions can have an impressive tumor response, usually after a “latency” period of 4-6 weeks. Continue reading The New Diagnostic Challenge with Cancer Immunotherapy→