PAINE #PANCE Pearl – Gastrointestinal



Question

47yo man presents to the emergency department after an episode of hematemesis at the end of a 2 day alcoholic binge. He reports drinking 1-3 handles of vodka over the weekend after his 14 consecutive day, third shift schedule every month at the local manufacturing plant. He reports moderate central chest pain, but denies shortness of breath. Vitals are BP-110/82 mmHg, HR-112, RR-14, O2-98%, and temp-99.2o. Physical exam is unremarkable, hemoccult is negative, and labs are below.

  1. What are the three (3) main differentials you need to consider?
  2. What is the most likely diagnosis based on exam and labs?

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