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Abstract | May 5, 2021

Parotitis as a presentation of COVID Infection

Coronavirus disease (COVID) usually presents with fever, respiratory and gastrointestinal issues. COVID infection presenting as parotid inflammation is sparsely reported in literature to date, though other viruses like mumps and rubella commonly cause parotitis. We present a patient with parotitis who tested positive for COVID.

Posted in: Infectious Disease9

Abstract | November 13, 2020

Obesity a Risk Factor for Severe COVID-19 Morbidity in Pediatric Population: A Case Series

With the emergence of COVID-19 pandemic, many studies have been published to determine the spectrum of illness, risk factors, prevention, and treatment strategies. Due to relatively fewer pediatric cases as compared to adults, there is a paucity of clinical data available to fully understand the risk factors and disease course in the pediatric population.

Posted in: Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism7 Infectious Disease9

Abstract | November 10, 2020

Clinical, Pathologic and Genomic Characteristics of MET Exon 14 Mutation in Lung Cancer

Mesenchymal-to-epithelial transition (MET) gene mutations, found in 3% of patients with non- small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), have been recognized as a potentially important therapeutic target with the recent approval of MET inhibitor Capmatinib.

Posted in: Infectious Disease9 Medical Oncology11 Medicine & Medical Specialties21

Abstract | November 6, 2020

Blinded by Bradycardia: Unexpected Presentation of COVID-19 Pneumonia

The first case of coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) was discovered in Wuhan, China in December 2019. Within a few short months, the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) was declared a pandemic. The cardiac manifestations of COVID-19 were discovered relatively quickly, mostly in the form of direct myocardial injury, myocarditis and wide-complex arrhythmias.

Posted in: Infectious Disease9 Medicine & Medical Specialties21

Abstract | November 6, 2020

Viral and atypical respiratory co-infections in COVID-19: a systematic review and meta-analysis

A novel coronavirus, now called SARS-CoV-2, was identified as the cause of pneumonia in a cluster of patients in Wuhan, China in December of 2019. Initially, experts including the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and several state health departments recommended testing individuals with fever and lower respiratory tract infections for other viruses with instructions not to test for SARS-CoV-2 if alternate infections (eg, influenza) were present.

Posted in: Infectious Disease9

Abstract | November 6, 2020

A Rare Case of Tuberculosis Presenting as Vocal Cord Nodule, Submental Abscess and Tracheoesophageal Fistula in a Renal Transplant Recipient

Among transplant recipients, atypical bacterial infections are not uncommon. Tuberculosis (TB) can have unusual manifestations, especially in immunocompromised hosts. Diagnosis of TB should be considered if a patient born in TB-endemic area presents with unusual symptoms.

Posted in: Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism7 Infectious Disease9 Pulmonary Disease6

Abstract | October 29, 2020

Assessing the burden of COVID-19 on the mental health of internal medicine residents

COVID-19 pandemic brings up unprecedented changes in the way health-care workers (HCW) deliver care. Highly challenging environmental conditions are being faced by HCW and it has been associated with an elevated risk of undergoing mental health symptoms, especially for resident physicians who are still in training.

Posted in: Infectious Disease9 Mental Health5

Abstract | October 29, 2020

Hepatitis C Screening Disparities in America’s Opioid Capital: What Do We Have to Learn?

Hepatitis C (HCV) disproportionately affects minority populations. In order to identify other health disparity gaps and improve testing guidelines, we examined the Wilmington, NC area ranking #1 nationally in opioid abuse with greater than 11.6% of its population misusing prescription opioids.

Posted in: Infectious Disease9

Abstract | October 29, 2020

COVID-Toes: The Clinical Correlation between Chilblains and SARS-CoV-2

The novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) presents with a wide range of symptoms. These may include fever, pneumonia, headaches, sore throat, diarrhea, strokes, liver and kidney damage, loss of taste. Yet, the most bizarre documented presenting symptoms has been “COVID toes.”

Posted in: Infectious Disease9