From the perineum to the clavicle: a possible path
When to know the anatomy is key for a diagnosis. How an infection starting in the pelvic area can reach the infraclavicular area? There are virtual paths for dissemination inside the body, and very often
After several years attending the Conference of The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine, there is a person who always comes to my mind when the subject is clinical reasoning. Dr. Gurpreet Dhaliwhal, an internist and Professor at UCLA-SF,
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).