Wednesday, December 1, 2010

What is the Diagnosis

Here is your medical challenge for today compliments of EverythingHealth and the New England Journal of Medicine.  This 39 year old woman presented with these marks on her back.  You be the doctor.  What is the diagnosis?   Click on the image for a better view and the answer will be posted tomorrow.  (hint: 3/4 of the physicians got it wrong.  I got it right)

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1.  Arsenic Poisoning
2.  Cushing's Syndrome
3.  Pellagra
4.  Self-flagellation
5. Treatment with Bleomycin

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

If she were fat i'd consider cushings disease. Arsenic, no. Could it be self flagellation? I signed up for email subscription, Dr.B.

Eminia said...

Out of reach..i didn't understand..Lap band surgery

tracy said...

#4....or a tiger tat.

Wow, Laura Bush reads your blog!!!!!

tracy said...

Wait, no...Pellegra.

KM said...

I think it is #4 Self-flagellation

Anonymous said...

#5 and Laura Bush doesn't need lap band. hahahaha

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