Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Medical Challenge

This weeks Challenge from the New England Journal of Medicine is a good one.  Check out the photo (click on it to see closer) and make your best guess as to the diagnosis.  The answer will be posted tomorrow so put your answer in the comment section and check back to see if you are a good diagnostician!

What condition would cause this ear abnormality?

1.  Atherosclerosis
2.  Fabry's disease
3.  Gout
4.  Hashimoto thyroiditis
5.  Ulcerative colitis

3 comments:

Raymond Bouchayer said...

Number 1

Anonymous said...

I think it is ulcerative colitis, #5

Karen B. said...

#1 It was a big news story a couple of years back about diagonal folds on earlobes.