Clinical Cases

Cases in the News

  • 29 August 2011
    Washington Post "Medical Mysteries" article "A tiny baby who didn’t grow".  The case:  A 7 year old girl born with low weight, floppiness and weak cry.  Click here for details.
  • 1 November 2009
    New York Times Magazine "Diagnosis" article "Perplexing Pain". The case: A 46 year old woman with a 23 year history of attacks of abdominal pain and fever.  Click here for details.
  • 17 August 2009 New York Times article "Healthy One Day, Dying the Next: A Medical Race".  The case:  A 16 year old girl develops what seems to be a "stomach virus" but it is accompanied by jaundice.  Click here for details.
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Case Reports

  • 16 April 2009 New England Journal of Medicine case of a 46-year-old man with migraine, aphasia, and hemiparesis and similarly affected family members.  Click here for details.
  • Parent account on the Biotinidase Deficiency Family Support Group web site. The case A one month old with alopecia and lethargy. Click here for details.
  • Parent account on the International Organization of Glutaric Acidemia web site. The case: A 7 month old with seizures and dysphagia. Click here for details.
  • All case reports

Other cases:

  • The Child Neurology Society and the Professors of Child Neurology (department chairs and residency program directors) have a Case Studies program that has many real cases that are hyperlinked to open the SimulConsult Diagnostic Decision Support with the patient's findings already entered.  The cases are a resource used in education of residents, but they are open to physicians who sign up for a free educational membership in the Child Neurology Society.
  • Many cases of unusual disorders misdiagnosed as child abuse are discussed in the article Differential Diagnosis of Child Abuse.

If you know of a case in the news or interesting cases in journals or on open Web sites of hospitals or foundations, contact us and please include enough information for us to find the news article or case write-up. The differential diagnosis will change over time as people mull over the case and submit new information to the database about findings in the relevant diseases.