Monday, January 21, 2008

VizD Challenge Week of 1/21/08

A 45-year-old man presents to your ED with the condition seen below. He just returned from Lambeau Field after watching the NY Giants route the GB Packers.

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1. What is the diagnosis?
2. What is the most common initial presentation of this condition?

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NPG said...

This is frostbite, which usually presents with a discoloration of the skin, burning/tingling sensation, partial or complete numbness and sometimes pain.

Behdad said...

frost bite

Behdad said...

frost bite

Behdad said...

frost bite

AtYourCervix said...

Eww, I hate toes.

Ok, now for my guess - as the OB nurse. I'll say Gout. Presenting complaint is usually pain in the big toe.

I know I'm wrong, but it was the only thing I could think of.

Bodymender said...


White or grayish yellow in color with a hardening or waxy texture to the skin.

Anonymous said...

It could be frostbite...

Peter H

vorbau said...

Frostbite, severe 1st degree. Most commonly presents on extremities after exposure to cold. May appear as numb, blanched or erythematous areas; formation of sterile blisters follows.