A 31-year-old woman with a two-week history of new-onset headaches experiences pain that worsens when lying down but occurs during various activities throughout the day. She has no accompanying symptoms like nausea or vision changes. Despite trying over-the-counter pain relievers, her headaches persist. She has an unremarkable medical history and no prior headaches. She's currently on isotretinoin and vitamin A supplements for acne treatment. Her temperature is 98.5 °F (36.9 °C), her heart rate is 60 beats/min, her blood pressure is 120/60 mm Hg, and her respiration rate is 16 breaths/min. Her Neurological and ophthalmologic exams are normal except for papilledema in the right eye. Electrolyte levels and a complete blood cell count are normal. The results of a brain CT scan are also normal. Which of the following diagnoses is most likely,

Based on the patient's history and physical examination findings?

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Ace Qbank Clinical Edge


Ace Qbank Clinical Edge

Making the proper diagnosis is one of the most important aspects of any medical student’s or junior doctor’s clinical training and hence we created Clinical Edge Cases.

Ace Qbank Clinical Edge helps our students put their knowledge of symptoms and physical findings to test by applying clinical reasoning and assessment concepts to a series of common clinical vignettes. Problem-based learning is being used to focus on the cause behind the presentation of a simulated clinical case.

Each simulated Clinical Edge case contains a list of common causes of the presented condition, offers abundant references to the presented case, making additional information easy to find

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