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CLINICAL CASE OF THE MONTH
 

The Clinical Case of the Month is a regular educational feature coordinated by the Louisiana State University Department of Medicine in New Orleans. Medical students, residents, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty collaborate in the preparation of these discussions. These articles are published regularly in the Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society, and are made available here in PDF format by permission from the Society.

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2014

Case 1 - Jan-Feb

Altered Mental Status and Headache in a Young Man
Faisal Musa, M.D.; Jorge A. Martinez, M.D., J.D.; Catherine Hebert, M.D.; Matthew Safley, D.O.; David Smith, M.D.; Fred Lopez, M.D.

2013

Case 6 - Nov-Dec

A 63-Year-Old Woman With Lumbago
Evan M. Atkinson, M.D.; David H. Martin, M.D.; Amanda R. England; Timothy C. Haman, M.D., Michael S. Hamemann, M.D.; Fred A. Lopez, M.D.

Case 5 - Sept-Oct

A 31-Year-Old Man With AIDS, Fever, and a Rash
Faisal Musa, MD; Jorge A. Martinez, MD, JD; Raisa Martinez, MD; Catherine Hebert, MD; Matthew Safley, DO; David Smith, MD; Fred A. Lopez, MD (Section Editor)

Case 4 - July-August

A 52-Year-Old Man With Ecchymotic Leg Ulcers
Seema Walvekar, MD; Jessica L. Johnson, PharmD,  BCPS; Emily Kauffman, DO; Rachna Jetly, MD; Bennett P. de Boisblanc, MD, FCP, FACCP, FCCM

Case 3 - May-June

A Case of Disseminated Cryptococosis With Skin Manifestations in a Patient Newly Diagnosed With HIV
Annette Zacharia; Muhammad F. Khan, MD; SAnn E. Hull, MD; Appalanaidu Sasapu, MD; Michael A. Leroy, MD; Joanne T. Maffei, MD; Akram Shakashiro, MD; and Fred A. Lopez, MD

Case 2 - March-April

Abstracts from the Louisiana American College of Physicians Associates Meeting   
 

 Case 1 - Jan-Feb

A 50-Year Old Man With a Persistant Rash
Paula S. Seal, MD, MPH; Melissa A. McKay, MD; Fred A. Lopez, MD, FACP

2012

Case 6 - Nov-Dec

17-Year-Old Asian Man Presenting With Chronic Nocturnal Cough
Appalanaidu Sasapu, MD; Sandhya Mani, MD; Betty Lo, MD; Prem Kumar, MD; Fred Lopez, MD

Case 5 - Sept-Oct

Idiopathic Pulmonary Hemosiderosis Presenting as a Rare Cause of Iron Deficiency Anemia in a Toddler - A Diagnostic Challenge
SenthilKumar Sankararaman, MD; Kinjal Shah, MD; Kevin Maddox, MD; Sujithra Velayuthan, MD; L. Keith Scott, MD

Case 4 - July-August

A 52-Year Old Woman With Headache and Bradycardiardia
Christopher Burkenstock, MD; Murtuza Ali, MD; Tracy Dewenter, MD; Fred Lopez, MD

Case 3 - May-June

A 23-Year-Old Man With Fever and Malaise
Evan Atkinson, MD; Maria Miklowski, MD; Fred Lopez, MD; David Kilbert, MD

Case 2 - March-April

Abstracts from the Louisiana American College of Physicians Associates Meeting   
 

 Case 1 - Jan-Feb

A 35-Year-Old Immunocompromised Man With Cough of Three Weeks Duration
Jen K. Erbil, MD; Caroline R. Alquist, MD, PhD; David L. Smith, MD; J. Brent Wallis, MD; and Fred A. Lopez, MD

2011

Case 6 - Nov-Dec

Christmas Treat to Chronic Cough
Theepa Thayalakulasingam, MD; Shane Guillory, MD; Tathagat Narula, MD; Bennett deBoisblanc, MD; Arthur Zieske, MD; David L. Smith, MD; Lee S. Engel, MD, PhD; Charles V. Sanders, MD; and Fred A. Lopez, MD

Case 5 - Sept-Oct

A Rare Case of Budd Chiari Syndrome
Theepa Thayalakulasingam, MD; Rehan Mohammed, MD; Shibu Varughese, MD; Arthur Zieske, MD; David L. Smith, MD; Lee S. Engel, MD, PhD; Brian Boulmay, MD; and Fred A. Lopez, MD

Case 4 - July-August

A 57-Year-Old Man With Diabetes and a Toe Infection 
Rachael M. Delahoussaye-Shields, BS, Rebecca L. Delahoussaye-Soine, MD; Erik J. Soine, MD; and Fred A. Lopez, MD (Senior Editor)

Case 3 - May-June

A 20-Year-Old Man With Cough Of Two Mondhs Duration 
Paul T. Thien, MD; Diana I. Thien, MD; Jordan A. Roberts, BS; Michael Maristany, MD; Fred A. Lopez, MD (Senior Editor)

Case 2 - March-April

Abstracts from the Louisiana American College of Physicians Associates Meeting   
 

Case 1 - Jan-Feb

A 29-Year Old Woman Presenting With Abdominal Pain and Vomiting
Bryan DiBuono, MD; William A. Ferrante,PMD; Thomas Weed, MD; Ruben D. Vargas, MD; Jane K. Dry, MD; Claremont F. Carter, MD; and Fred A. Lopez, MD (Senior Editor)

2010

Case 6 - Nov-Dec

Heterotopic Pancreas
Maneesh K. Gupta, MD, Jordan J. Karlitz, MD; Daniel L. Raines, MD; Sander S. Florman, MD; and Fred A. Lopez, MD (Senior Editor)

Case 5 - Sept-Oct

A 48-Year-Old Man With Right Lower Extremity Weakness and Pain
Jeffrey M. Melancon, MD, PhD; Carter Davis, BS; Kian Ehsan, MD; Robyn Deranger, MD; Frederick R. Helmcke, MD; and Fred A. Lopez, MD (Senior Editor)

Case 4 - July-August

A 68-Year-Old Man With Chest Pain And Left-Sided Weakness
Juan D. Ramirez, MD; Asad Chaudhry, MD; David Litner; Shannon Alwood, MD; D. Luke Glancy, MD; Herman A. Heck, MD; and Fred A. Lopez, MD (Section Editor)

Case 3 -- May-June

A 54-Year-Old Man With Shortness of Breath and Irregular Pulse
Tathagat Narula, MD; Murtuza J. Ali, MD; and Fred A. Lopez, MD (Section Editor)

Case 2 - March-April

Abstracts from the Louisiana American College of Physicians Associates Meeting 
 

Case 1 - Jan-Feb

A 28-Year-Old Man With Leukocytosis and Anemia
Shravan K. Narmala, MD, MPH; Kishore K. Gandla, MD; Cherian Verghese, MD; Kirk Bourgeois, MD; Brian Boulmay, MD; Fred A. Lopez, MD (Section Editor)

2009

Case 6 - Nov-Dec

 A 29-Year-Old Man With Acute Onset Blurry Vision, Weakness, and Gait Abnormality
Deepu Thoppil, MD; Murtuza J. Ali, MD: Neeraj Jain, MD; Sanjay Kamboj, MD; Pramilla Subramaniam, MD; and Fred A. Lopez, MD (Section Editor)

Case 5 - Sept-Oct

 The Latest on Ischemic Stroke
Najy Masry, MD and Fred Lopez, MD (Section Editor)

Case 4 - July-August

A 64-Year-Old Woman With Shortness of Breath
Ian Martinez, MD; Diana Robledo, MD; Elizabeth Bollinger, BS; Michael Maristany, MD; Charles V. Sanders, MD; Judd Shellito, MD; and Fred A. Lopez, MD (Section Editor)

Case 3 - May-June

A 32-Year-Old Woman With Chest Pain, Hematemesis, and Thrombocytopenia
Brian C. Boulmay, MD; Robert Fitzgerald, BS; Brian Lewis, MD; and Fred Lopez, MD (Section Editor)

Case 2 - March-April

Abstracts from the Louisiana American College of Physicians Associates Meeting

Case 1 - Jan-Feb

New Onset Ascites Secondary to Cirrhosis
Arthur Richert, MD; Daniel Raines, MD: and Fred A. Lopez, MD (Section Editor)

2008

Case 6 - Nov-Dec

A 61-Year-Old Man With Asymptomatic, Bilateral Lung Masses
Tayyab Rehman, MD; Juzar Ali, MD, FRCP(C); and Fred A. Lopez, MD (Section Editor)

Case 5 - Sept-Oct

Mycobacterium avium Complex Pulmonary Disease: Management Options
in HIV-Negative Patients

Juan Ramirez, MD; Carol Mason, MD; Juzar Ali, MD, FRCP(C);
and Fred A. Lopez, MD (Section Editor)

Case 4 - July-August

Massive Pulmonary Embolism: A Case Report and Review of Literature
Tara Jarreau, MD; Elias Hanna, MD; Fred H. Rodriguez, III MD; Jordan Romero, Jorge Martinez, MD; and Fred A. Lopez, MD (Section Editor)

Case 3 - May-June

Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors:  A Case Report and Review of the Literature
Patrick Laperouse, MD; Daniel Raines, MD; Karen Diamond, MD; Sammy Rivera, MD; William Newman, MD; Alfred Y. Hew, Jr., MD; and Fred A. Lopez, MD (Section Editor)

Case 2 - March-April

Abstracts from the Louisiana American College of Physicians Associates Meeting 
Incaprera, Frank, MD and Fred A. Lopez, MD (Co-Chairs, Louisiana Associates Liaison Committee)

Case 1 - January-February

A 19-Year-Old Man Presenting with Rash on His Trunk, Hands, and Feet
Clifford A. Courville, BS; James L. Crowe, MD; Fred A. Lopez, MD (Section Editor); and Lee S. Engel, MD, PhD

2007

Case 6 - November-December

A Immunosupressed Woman Presenting with Acute Flaccid Paralysis and Progressive Respiratory Failure
Rebeca Monreal, DO; Arturo Vega, MD: Francesco Simeon, MD: Lee Hamm, MD: Enrique Palacios, MD; Marlow Maylin, MD; and Fred Lopez, MD (Section Editor)

Case 5 - September-October

A Paraplegic Man with Altered Mental Status and Fever
Jual Ramirez MD; Jorge Martinez MD; Anila Chaudhry MD; Jamie Hutchinson MD; Gerald O'Brien MD; Hari Tunuguntla BS; Penny Heinrich MD; Mohammed Anward MD; Brian Rhodes BS; Joshua Lowentritt MD; and Fred A. Lopez MD (section editor)

Case 4 - July-August

A 48-Year-Old Man with a Non-Healing Wound
Dennis Peacock, MD; John Schieffelin, MD; Penny Heinrich, MD; Anila Chaudhry, MD; Joanne Maffei, MD; Dayton Daberkow II, MD; John Oliver, MD; and Fred A. Lopez, MD

Case 3 - May-June

A Middle-Aged Man with Newly Diagnosed HIV Infection and Rash
Patrick Njoku, MD; Temeka Tate, MD; Sousan Zadeh, MD: Erin Hauck, MD; Anila Chaudhry, MD; Betty Lo-Blaise, MD; Lee Nesbitt, MD; Charles V. Sanders, MD; and Fred A. Lopez, MD (Senior Editor)

Case 2 - March-April

Abstracts from the Louisiana American College of Physicians Associates Meeting

Case 1 - January-February

A 31-year-old, HIV-Positive Man Presenting
with Emesis and Bloody Diarrhea

Bryan DiBuono, MD; Tatiana Saavedra, MD; Leo Pei, MD;
David P. Nussbaumer, III, MD and Fred A. Lopez, MD (Section Editor)

2006

Case 6 - November-December

Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome: A Rare Complication of a Common Pathogen
Mohit Ahuja, MD; John Hrom, MD; Amy Woods, MD; Andy Brown, MD, MPH; and Fred A. Lopez, MD

Case 5 - September-October

Sinonasal Tumor Presenting as Chronic Nasal Congestion
Anupama Kewalramani, MD; Matthew Aresery, MD; Curtis L. Hedberg, MD; Laurianne Wild, MD; and Fred A. Lopez, MD, FACP

Case 4 - July-August

A 64-year-old Man with Postprandial Epigastric Pain
Arthur Richert, MD; Najy Masri, MD; Russell Wardlaw, MD; and Fred A. Lopez, MD

Case 3 - May-June

A 30-year-old Man with Syncope and Melena
Brandon Fontenot, MD; Erick Salvatierra, MD; James Morris, MD; Angie Johnson, MD; and Fred A. Lopez, MD

Case 2 - March-April

Abstracts from the Louisiana American College of Physicians Associates Meeting

Case 1 - January-February

Furuncular Myiasis
Gregory D. Sloop, MD and Fred A. Lopez, MD, FACP

2005

Case 6 - November-December

An Updated Review on Ischemic Stroke
Najy Masri, MD; Catherine Hebert, MD; Charles Fiore, MD; and Fred A. Lopez, MD, FACP

Case 5 - September-October

A Young Man with Back and Chest Wall Pain for Three Months
Brian J. Schiro, MD; Brett R. Travis, BS; Rachel Kruspe, MD; Adriane M. Nelson, MD; Scott L. Beech, MD; Khalil Y. Imsais, MD; and Fred A. Lopez, MD, FACP, Article Editor

Case 4 - July-August

A Middle-Aged Woman with an Anterior Mediastinal Mass and Respiratory Failure
Michael C. Saavedra, MD; Roy Culotta, MD; Sanjay Kamboj, MD; Sun Chaney, MD; and Fred A. Lopez, MD

Case 3 - May-June

Fever and Headache in an Intravenous Drug User
Stacy Greene, MD; Stephanie Richard, MD; Natalie Causby, MD; Scott Beech, MD; Mary Murphy, MD; and Fred A. Lopez, MD

Case 2 - March-April

A 62-Year-Old Man Presenting with Shortness of Breath for 6 Months
Bryan DiBuono, BS; Mark Wegmann, MD; Jeevan J. Pai, MD; Rebecca A.F. Murray, MD; Erick Blaudeau, MD; and Fred A. Lopez, MD, Article Editor

Case 1 - January-February

A Middle-Aged Woman with Diarrhea
Bradley Spieler, BS; Meilyn Reyes, MD; Catherine Hebert, MD; Sun Chaney, MD; Tracy Dewenter, MD; Scott Beech, MD; and Fred A. Lopez, MD

2004

Case 6 - November-December

Recurrent Pneumonia in a Middle-aged Woman
Paul Niolet, MD; Carlos Vital, MD; Dayton Daberkow, II, MD; Scott L. Beech, MD; Prem Kumar, MD; Sanjay Kamboj, MD and Fred A. Lopez, MD, Article Editor

Case 5 - September-October

3-Year-Old Boy Presenting with a Hand Rash
Christina G. Kendrick, MD; Jeffrey C. Poole, MD; Thomas Nicotri, MD; Abraham Gedalia, MD; and Fred A. Lopez, MD, Article Editor

Case 4 - July-August

Expanding Abdominal Mass in a 41-Year-Old Patient with a History of Alcohol Abuse
Racheed Ghanami, BS; Leila Obeid, MD; Betsy Buchert, BA; Scott Beech, MD; Yi-Zarn Wang, MD, DDS; and Fred A. Lopez, MD, FACP

Case 3 - May-June

Vibrio vulnificus Sepsis Successfully Treated with Antibiotics, Surgical Debridement, and Recombinant Human Activated Protein C
Rishi G. Anand, MD; Fred A. Lopez, MD, FACP; Ben deBoisblanc, MD

Case 2 - March-April

A Young Man with a Persistent Skin Eruption
Christina G. Kendrick, MD; Michelle S. Gerdes, MD; Fred A. Lopez, MD, FACP; and Elizabeth I. McBurney, MD, FACP

Case 1 - January-February

Abdominal/Pelvic Mass in a 55-Year-Old Intrauterine-Contraceptive-Device User
Russell Wardlaw, MD; Irene Ejedepang-Koge, MD; Scott L. Beech, MD; and Fred A. Lopez, MD

2003

Case 6 - November-December

Essential Thrombocytosis: Diagnostic and Treatment Dilemmas
Veronica Dugan, MD; Raphael Higginbotham, MD; Jill Gilbert, MD; Gary Lipscomb, MD; and Fred A. Lopez, MD, Article Editor

Case 5 - September-October

A 71-Year-Old Man with Hyperglycemia and Mental Status Changes
Christopher Naquin, MD; Malini Kumar, MD; Harry Chen, MD; Roger Zoorob, MD, MPH; and Fred A. Lopez, MD, Article Editor

Case 4 - July-August

A Young Woman with Fever and Pancytopenia
Kenneth J. Hébert, BS; Samantha A. Huber, MD; Kathleen Willis, MD; and Paul L. Monier, MD; Article Editor: Fred A. Lopez, MD

Case 3 - May-June

A 19-Year-Old Man Presenting with a Generalized Body Rash
Sanjay Kamboj, MD; Jeffrey D. Harris, BS; Shaminder Gupta, MD; Vashu Thakur, MD; Kathy Willis, MD; Carmen G.Espinoza, MD; Fred A. Lopez, MD

Case 2 - March-April

Weakness in an 88-Year-old Man
Mark Stellingworth, MD; Amy Broussard, MD; Vince Cataldo, MD; J. Rene Morrissey, MD; Gary Lipscomb, MD; Fred A. Lopez, MD; and Perry Rigby, MD

Case 1 - January-February

Post-Tussive Syncope in a 39-Year-Old Intravenous Drug User
Matt McElveen, MD; Dana Walters, MD; John R. Amoss, MD; Fred A. Lopez, MD; and Ben deBoisblanc, MD

2002

Case 6 - November-December

Severe Progressive Weakness in a 58-Year-Old Man
Scott Sondes, MD; John M. Kennedy, MD; Stephen Kishner, MD; Fred A. Lopez, MD; and Lowell Anthony, MD

Case 5 - September-October

A 39-Year-Old Man with Acute Mental Status Changes
Emily D. Billingsley, MD; Allison Hovland, BS; Demetrio Agcaoili, MD; David Long, MD; and David Borne, MD; Article Editor: Fred A. Lopez, MD

Case 4 - July-August

Lymphoma or Pseudolymphoma?
Rachel Kruspe, MD; Amy Broussard, MD; Jairo Santanilla, MD; Shaminder Gupta, MD; Carmen Espinoza, MD; Fred A. Lopez, MD; and Steven Kantrow, MD

Case 3 - May-June

Hereditary Angioedema: A Rare But Potentially Lethal Disease
Sanjay Kamboj , MD ; Rebecca A. Lillis, MD; Mark Wegmann, MD; Laurianne G. Wild, MD; Fred A. Lopez, MD; and Prem Kumar, MD

Case 2 - March-April

Chest Pain, Diaphoresis, and Dyspnea in a Hypertensive 53-Year-Old Man
Richard Awtrey, MD; Shaminder Gupta, MD; Glenn P. Kelley, MD; D. Luke Glancy, MD; Lynn Harrison, MD; and Fred A. Lopez, MD

Case 1 - January-February

A Fish Hook and Liver Disease: Revisiting an Old Enemy
Rebecca A. Lillis, MD; Veronica Dugan, MD; Theresa Mills, MD; August Berner III, MD; Charles V. Sanders, MD; Michael Hagensee, MD; and Fred A. Lopez, MD

2001

Case 2 - December

A Predictable Outcome of a Preventable Disease
Sanjay Kamboj, MD; Shaminder Gupta, MD; Glenn P. Kelley, MD; Fred Helmcke, MD; and Fred A. Lopez, MD

Case 1 - November

Dyspnea in a Woman Infected With the Human Immunodeficiency Virus
Glenn P. Kelley, MD; Mark A. Stellingworth, MD; Sandeep Mittal, MD; Lynn H. Harrison, MD; D. Luke Glancy, MD; Julio Figueroa, MD; and Fred A. Lopez, MD