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Under the editorial supervision of Bob Lanier, MD

Interactive Case Reports give you the chance to test your knowledge and make a diagnosis on an unusual case history. The case study is pictorially presented, along with questions and possible diagnoses. Once you select your diagnosis, you immediately learn whether or not your diagnosis corresponds to that of the experts who posted the case, and are able to read the rationale for the diagnosis and suggested treatment provided by the expert.

Disclaimer: WAO Interactive Case Reports are intended for physician use only, and are not intended to replace or constitute medical advice or treatments.
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Progressive Hypoxia and Fatigue
Posted: July 2014
Written by: Tanvi R. Patel, MD, Gregory M. Cowan, MD, Richard F. Lockey, MD
Division of Allergy and Immunology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital, Tampa, Florida USA

Reviewed by: Bob Lanier, MD

Recurrent sinopulmonary infections
Posted: April 2014
Written by: Amber N. Pepper, MD, Nauman Salim, MD, Richard F. Lockey, MD
Division of Allergy and Immunology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital, Tampa, Florida USA

Reviewed by: Bob Lanier, MD

A case of recurrent exophthalmos
Posted: December 2013
Written by: Neetu Talreja, MD and Richard F. Lockey, MD
Division of Allergy and Immunology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital, Tampa, Florida USA

Reviewed by: Bob Lanier, MD

Recurrent attacks of anaphylaxis
Posted: May 2013
Written by: Amber N. Pepper, BS, Salman A. Aljubran, MD, and Richard F. Lockey, MD
Division of Allergy and Immunology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital, Tampa, Florida USA

Reviewed by: Bob Lanier, MD

A persistent rash with urticaria and angioedema following penicillin treatment
Posted: August 2012
Written by: Ahmed Butt, MD, Daanish Rashid, and Richard F. Lockey, MD
Division of Allergy and Immunology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital, Tampa, Florida USA

Reviewed by: Bob Lanier, MD

A child with chronic cough
Posted: July 2012
Written by: Jennifer Fergeson, DO, David Fitzhugh, MD, and Richard F. Lockey, MD
Division of Allergy and Immunology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital, Tampa, Florida USA

Reviewed by: Bob Lanier, MD

A 3-month old with persistent fever, lymphadenopathy, and hepatosplenomegaly
Posted: March 2012
Written by: Gregory M. Cowan, MD, and Robert Pesek, MD
University of South Florida, James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, Tampa, Florida; and University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Edited by: Bob Lanier, MD

Persistent childhood snoring
Posted: October 2011
Written by: Michel Alkhalil, MD; Robert Pesek, MD
University of South Florida College of Medicine, Division of Allergy and Immunology, and James A. Haley Veterans’ Affairs Hospital, Department of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Tampa, Florida USA

Edited by: Richard F. Lockey, MD
Reviewed by: Bob Lanier, MD

Seizure in a neonate
Posted: August 2011
Written by: James Parkerson, DO; Richard F. Lockey, MD
Division of Allergy and Immunology University of South Florida College of Medicine and James A. Haley Veterans’ Affairs Hospital Department of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Tampa, Florida USA

Reviewed by: Bob Lanier, MD

Urticaria and arthralgias in a nine year old with urinary tract infections
Posted: July 2011
Written by: Ahmed Butt, MD; Daanish Rashid; Roger Fox, MD
University of South Florida, Division of Allergy and Immunology, James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital, Department of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Tampa, Florida USA

Reviewed by: Bob Lanier, MD

Episodic Violent Cough: "A Tale of Two Boys"
Posted: March 2011
Written by: Sha Li, MD, Attending physician, Capital Institute of Pediatrics, Beijing, China, and
Bob Lanier, MD, Clinical Professor, University of North Texas, Health Science Center, Fort Worth, Texas

Edited by: Bob Lanier, MD

A Patient with Facial Rash and Angioedema
Posted: September 2010
Written by: Robbie Pesek, MD, Richard F. Lockey, MD
Division of Allergy and Immunology University of South Florida College of Medicine and
James A. Haley Veterans’ Affairs Hospital Department of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Tampa, Florida USA

Reviewed by: Bob Lanier, MD

Cough and Failure to Thrive
Posted: August 2010
Written by: Dennis Kim, MD; Jennifer Kim, MD; Richard F. Lockey, MD
Division of Allergy and Immunology University of South Florida College of Medicine and
James A. Haley Veterans’ Affairs Hospital Department of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Tampa, Florida USA

Reviewed by: Bob Lanier, MD

A Man with Swollen Eyes
Posted: June 2009
Written by: Manli Qing, MD, Fellow, Peking Union Medical College; and Bob Lanier, MD, Clinical professor, North Texas University Health Science Center
Reviewed by: Richard F. Lockey, MD - University of South Florida - College of Medicine

Asymptomatic Hypoxia in a Young Male
Posted: May 2009
Written by: Ian A. Myles, MD - The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, National Institutes of Health - Bethesda, MD USA
Michael B. Green MD - Clinical Instructor of Internal Medicine, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH USA
Charity C. Fox MD - Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Department of Allergy and Immunology, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH USA

Reviewed by: Bob Lanier, MD; Richard F. Lockey, MD

Recurrent Episodes of Flushing, Swelling, and Itching
Posted: May 2008
Written by: Koutli Maria, Kostantinou G., Xepapadaki P., Kalobatsou Al., Tsoukatou Th., Papadopoulos N., Saxoni – Papageorgiou F.
Second Department of Pediatrics, University of Athens, "P. & A. Kyriakou" Children's Hospital, Greece

Edited by: Andrew Bagg, MD; Bob Lanier, MD; Richard Lockey, MD

Acute Parotitis
Posted: July 2007
Written By: Andrew Bagg, MD; Richard F. Lockey, MD - University of South Florida - College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida USA

Angioedema
Posted: May 2007
Written by: Byol Shin, DO; Richard F. Lockey, MD - University of South Florida - College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida USA

Trouble in Your Own Back Yard: Case Report and Review of Imported Fire Ant Hypersensitivity
Posted: March 2007
Written by: Steven L. Cole, DO; Richard F. Lockey, MD - University of South Florida - College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida USA

A patient with yellow nails
Posted: September 2006
Written by: Denise M. Kearney, MD; Richard F. Lockey, MD - University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida USA

Exercise-induced anaphylaxis
Posted: June 2006
Written by: Alexander T. Vu, MD; Richard F. Lockey, MD - University of South Florida – College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida USA

The approach to recurrent upper respiratory infections
Posted: June 2006
Written by: Patrick J. DeMarco, MD; Richard F. Lockey, MD - University of South Florida – College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida USA

Periorbital Swelling
Posted: February 2006
Written by: John T. Ramey, MD
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
Richard F. Lockey, MD
University of South Florida – College of Medicine