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  • What is a roth spot?

    A 42 year old female presents to Stanford hospital with fevers, chills and mild confusion. You perform a fundoscopic examination and see this (image below). What is the diagnosis? Answer: Roth spot What is a Roth Spot? A Roth spot, seen most commonly in acute bacterial endocarditis is a red spot (caused by hemorrhage)...

  • Do you know Marcus Gunn?

    As we begin a new year at Stanford, we’re taking time to reassess our methods of teaching the physical exam. Yesterday we had a session with some wonderful faculty from the VA in Palo Alto who are committed to teaching the physical exam.

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