Whether it’s a vacation abroad or a backyard BBQ, with the warm weather comes the increased risk of summer-related injuries and conditions.
Do you know how to manage these five unique-to-summer presentations?
She was squeezing limes for drinks
A 30-year-old female presents with a 48-hour history of rapidly developing vesicles on both hands after preparing drinks for an outdoor party. She washed her hands afterwards, but didn’t apply sunscreen before venturing outside.
“He didn’t lose consciousness at the scene”
A 20-year-old male is brought in with a severe propeller injury after falling off his family’s boat. He has multiple femur fractures and internal degloving the entire length of the injury.
Photo series: A rare and severe case of jellyfish stings
A 38‐year‐old man was stung on his left shank and knee by a jellyfish, likely a Cyanea nozakii Kishinouye based on the observation of jellyfish in the area at the time. Within a few minutes, the affected areas became swollen and red(a). Photos (b) and © show the progress of the affected area over the next few months.
She had raw tuna two days ago but has never had issues
A 23-year-old female presents to urgent care with a two-day history of rash that she describes as “burning.” It started with two small erythematous lesions on her chest, but today, she woke up with this rash on her chest, legs, and forehead. She was in the sun three days ago and has no systemic or URI symptoms. Do you recognize this presentation
Initial basic life support was initiated by the lifeguards
The patient stated that he saw a shark approximately four to five feet long near him just prior to being bitten. How would you manage him?
These cases were originally published in our July 2019 Monthly Highlights newsletter. To sign up for this email, download the Figure 1 app and update your email preferences.