Sunday, November 22, 2009

Chief Complaint of the Week


Sometimes we hear medical terminology and associate it with what we think it sounds like. I had a patient who did suck that last week.

Phlebitis is defined as inflammation of a vein. My patient came in because she had been around fleas and wasn't feeling well. She was afraid she might have been bitten by the fleas and caught a case of "Flea-Bitis." Classic.

-ER Doc

7 comments:

Rachael said...

psst... I think you mean "such" not "suck". Although, that does suck :)

Mel said...

Did you tell her it was more likely plague or typhus?

Me said...

LOL. Nice!

tracy said...

Cute scottie....we have two.

Sara said...

I am a third year internal medicine resident and still whenever I hear that someone had a below-knee amputation I imagine a bologna amputation and that some poor guy had his processed meats forcibly removed.

StorytellERdoc said...

Great site and great recent posts. Thoroughly enjoyed your cases and they made me smile. Proof that these things happen anywhere in the country.

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ERP said...

So, does that mean if you did an x-ray of her pelvis you might have seen Flea-boliths?