June 2006


Bluebonnet Revisited

One special patient helped me learn valuable lessons about being a hospitalist

A Case of Palpebral Purpura and Trouble Swallowing

A48-year-old female was admitted to the hospital with atrial fibrillation. Her medical history was significant for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) diagnosed 28 years ago, with low dose prednisone treatment for the past 15 years. In the past year, the patient had experienced progressive difficulty swallowing and often choked on her food, resulting in a 35-pound… [Read More]


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