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Scurvy, while uncommon, still occurs in developed countries despite the widespread availability of vitamins and fortified foods. A vitamin C deficiency prevalence of 10 to 14% in adults was reported in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) in 1994. We report the case of a 57-year-old male who presented with a combined vitamin C(More)
Adult group C beta-hemolytic streptococcal pharyngitis has a prevalence of approximately 5%. It can present with a broad spectrum of severity. We report a 30-year-old woman who presented with severe Group C streptococcal pharyngitis. She presented with a 9-day history of progressive symptoms, including fever, sore throat, neck swelling, and recent onset of(More)
Steroids are one of the most commonly prescribed medications for a variety of medical conditions, often long term. Spinal epidural lipomatosis (SEL) is a state of pathological fatty tissue overgrowth in the vertebral canal. It is a rare and dangerous complication of chronic steroid therapy that may lead to back pain, radiculopathy, or paraparesis. We(More)
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