December 2020 Case of the Month December 2020 Case of the Month A 48-year-old female with type 2 diabetes mellitus and stage IV diffuse large B cell lymphoma complicated by secondary hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) was admitted to a tertiary care center for management of neutropenic fever.

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November 2020 Case of the Month November 2020 Case of the Month A 59-year-old male in-patient developed persistent fever and cough after 11 days of neutropenia following two cycles of chemotherapy for Hodgkins Lymphoma. The patient’s Hodgkins Lymphoma developed as Richters-Transformation (RT) from an underlying Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL). The latter was treated with ibrutinib as third line therapy until the diagnosis of RT. During in-hospital treatment, the patient developed a skin-lesion on the left lower leg and, simultaneously, fever and cough.

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September 2020 Case of the Month September 2020 Case of the Month A 57-year-old male with hypertension and hypercholesterolemia underwent tissue aortic valve replacement for bicuspid aortic valve. Six months later, he presented to an outside hospital with sudden acute abdominal pain and lower extremity pain and weakness. He reported a four-month history of right neck pain, and two months of low-grade fevers, sweats, malaise and dysphagia. He was born in Mexico and migrated to the United States 14 years prior. He lived in an urban area of South Carolina and worked as a landscaper.

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August 2020 Case of the Month August 2020 Case of the Month A 75-year old women presented with fever and an unproductive cough which had been present for seven days. She had chronic lymphatic leukemia which was currently successfully treated with ibrutinib for almost one year.

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July 2020 Case of the Month July 2020 Case of the Month A 40-year-old man brought to the emergency department by the EMS with altered mental status of 4 days, hypothermia, an area of pain and swelling on his left hand.

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