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NEJM features two WashU ID cases, one cited in the Washington Post

The Washington Post featured one of two Washington University ID cases appearing in The New England Journal of Medicine last week in its its Images in Clinical Medicine section.

Black Hairy Tongue” was submitted by Yasir Hamad, MD, assistant professor of medicine and David K. Warren, MD, MPH, professor of medicine. Black hairy tongue is a relatively rare medical condition. Dr. Hamad indicated this is the first case he has seen since he has been practicing in the US over the last 10 years.

‘Black hairy tongue’ is an actual medical condition, and it looks as weird as it sounds
The Washington Post

The second case featured was a diagnosis of Glandular Tularemia submitted by Washington University fellow, Laura Marks, MD, PhD and faculty member, Andrej Spec, MD. A 68-year-old man from Missouri presented to the primary care clinic with a history of 1 week of fever followed by 2 months of progressive, painful swelling on the right side of his neck.Two days prior, his cat died.