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Middle aged woman with DIabetes, Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia, obesity and unilateral non traumatic foot pain. Patient is lying in her ER bed with whole body covered by blankets except affected foot.

  1. supabos said: diabetic neuropathy: hyperaesthesia explains the inability to tolerate the blanket on the foot.
  2. ohwowitscandace said: Diabetic neuropathyyyyyy
  3. marlilea21 said: Wow I thought cellulitis…
  4. jessicalauring said: Gout or really foul-smelling ulcer.
  5. ineedcoffeestat said: I’m gonna go with DVT as well
  6. mouseinscrubs said: Gout.
  7. gingerdrizzle said: Neuropathic pain.
  8. studentdoctorgirl said: Gout, because the patient cannot even tolerate the weight of a sheet due to the pain… :)
  9. nomeremortals said: arterial embolism?
  10. cranquis said: Infected ingrown toenail.
  11. sonderlustisamust said: Lupus. It’s always lupus.
  12. kellythepsycho said: embolism?
  13. duarteinacan said: Arterial embolism I would say. I’d like to check the pulses (femoral, popliteal and pediosa dorsalis), and see the color of the foot.
  14. emt-md said: Gangrene or neuropathy.
  15. healmybrokenness said: Peripheral vascular disease…?
  16. omnipaque said: Gangrene?
  17. nursingmonkeymomma said: My guess is DVT or gout.
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