Bedbugs

Foreword. This Journal feature begins with a case vignette highlighting a common clinical problem. Evidence supporting various strategies is then presented, followed by a review of formal guidelines, when they exist. The article ends with the authors’ clinical recommendations. Stage.

Ingestion of Caustic Substances

Caustic substances injure tissue by means of a chemical reaction on direct physical contact. Often thought of as acids or bases, caustics broadly include desiccants, vesicants, and protoplasmic poisons. The term “corrosive” is often used interchangeably with “caustic,” but corrosion

Hereditary Angioedema

Hereditary angioedema is a rare, potentially life-threatening disorder characterized by attacks of cutaneous and submucosal swelling. Quincke first described its clinical presentation, and Osler’s recognition of the autosomal dominant inheritance pattern followed in 1888. The initial name of the…

Facing Uncertainty

Foreword. In this Journal feature, information about a real patient is presented in stages (boldface type) to an expert clinician, who responds to the information by sharing relevant background and reasoning with the reader (regular type). The authors’ commentary follows.

Acne Vulgaris

Foreword. This Journal feature begins with a case vignette highlighting a common clinical problem. Evidence supporting various strategies is then presented, followed by a review of formal guidelines, when they exist. The article ends with the author’s clinical recommendations. Stage.

Black Hairy Tongue

A 55-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital after sustaining a severe crush injury to both legs in a motor vehicle accident. A polymicrobial wound infection developed, and she received treatment with intravenous meropenem and oral minocycline. Black discoloration of

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