Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Medical Challenge

This weeks Medical Challenge from the New England Journal of Medicine is a tough one.  This patient had been treated with penicillin for a toothache the day before.  You be the doctor.  What is the diagnosis?

1. Acute parotitis
2. Angioneurotic edema
3. Ludwig's angina
4. Penicillin allergy
5. Peritonsillar abscess

The answer will be posted tomorrow.

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Anonymous said...

I don't think it is pcn allergy but it could be #1 parotitis.

Anonymous said...

The question is definitely not for the layman. I can't even pronounce the choices, so I will GUESS pcn allergy.

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Definitely Ludwig's Angina (I think.....hee hee)

Seriously, though--I'd choose that on a multiple choice test!

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