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Old 02-11-2013, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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The differentials game!

(Note: This character is completely fictional and created solely for the entertainment of tvdxer and CDF posters and readers)

1. Marek, a 53-year-old male mid-ranking business executive, notices a pronounced tinging, beginning in his face and proceeding down his chin and neck and into his arms and fingers. This becomes a daily occurrence after a month. A few weeks later, he notices a miniature trembling of his hand and thumb, along with a concurrent slurring of speech, and about a week later, he begins having severe headaches.

History: Unremarkable

What's his differential?

 
Old 02-11-2013, 11:41 PM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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Bell's Palsy?
 
Old 02-11-2013, 11:48 PM
 
Location: CA
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Oh gosh - game sounds fun and interesting - but these symptoms seem 'above my pay grade' -
 
Old 02-12-2013, 12:16 AM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...
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Sounds like collapsing artery(s) and a stroke is imminent.
 
Old 02-12-2013, 01:13 AM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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Originally Posted by tvdxer View Post
The differentials game!

(Note: This character is completely fictional and created solely for the entertainment of tvdxer and CDF posters and readers)

1. Marek, a 53-year-old male mid-ranking business executive, notices a pronounced tinging, beginning in his face and proceeding down his chin and neck and into his arms and fingers. This becomes a daily occurrence after a month. A few weeks later, he notices a miniature trembling of his hand and thumb, along with a concurrent slurring of speech, and about a week later, he begins having severe headaches.

History: Unremarkable

What's his differential?
One hand or both?

Location of headache?
 
Old 02-12-2013, 01:41 AM
 
Location: Bucks, UK
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differential:

- anxiety (hyperventilation)
- atypical migraine
- multiple transient ischaemic attacks
- epilepsy
- space occupying lesion of the skull
- autoimmune (e.g. multiple sclerosis)
- lyme disease
 
Old 02-12-2013, 05:07 AM
 
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Vitamin b-12/b-6 deficiency leading to neuropathy/permanent nerve damage if left untreated?

Cardiac issues? Stroke?
 
Old 02-12-2013, 06:28 AM
 
Location: In a house
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Monthly binges at the bar, culminating in the affects of alcohol poisoning.
 
Old 02-12-2013, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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This forum is for serious questions of real people, not games. Closed.
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