Category archives for Case Studies Vol 2

Female Student with Fevers, Weakness and Dysphagia

An 18-year-old female student with fevers, weakness, and dysphagia

An 18-year-old female student with fevers, weakness, and dysphagia Author: Murtagh, John An 18-year-old female sought evaluation of lethargy and weakness of 3 days duration. She also complained of fevers with sweating, headaches, nasal blockage, anorexia with two episodes of emesis, and a very sore throat with dysphagia.  She had felt ill for the preceding 2 […]

Increasing Physical and Mental Lethargy and Weight Gain

A 66-year-old woman with increasing physical and mental lethargy and weight gain

A 66-year-old woman with increasing physical and mental lethargy and weight gain Author: Murtagh, John Case History A 66-year-old woman presented with a 10-month history of gradually increasing fatigue, lethargy, weight gain, constipation, and difficulty coping with the cold winter. She feels like sitting by the fire and doing nothing. She tends to sleep excessively. […]

Child with Cough and Respiratory Distress

Prof John Murtagh

A 2-year-old child with cough and respiratory distress Author: Murtagh, John A 2-year-old girl was brought to the hospital for evaluation of a harsh cough and difficulty breathing. She developed a cold with a runny nose 3 days ago and has been feeling ill. Her mother said she was awake most of the previous night with […]

Sudden Loss of Unilateral Vision

Sudden loss of unilateral vision

Sudden Loss of Unilateral Vision Author: Murtagh, John Abstract: A 65-year-old shopkeeper presents for evaluation of a loss of vision in his left eye approximately 6 h previously. The visual loss lasted for approximately 5 min, and was followed by complete recovery. He described the event as though “a curtain came down from above and […]