Mathews Journal of Emergency Medicine


Previous Issues Volume 8, Issue 3 - 2023

Case Report and Brief Review: A Puzzling Case of Leg and Ankle Swelling

James Espinosa*, Michael Morris, Alan Lucerna, Robin Lahr, James Lee

Department of Emergency Medicine, Jefferson Health New Jersey, USA

*Corresponding author: James Espinosa, MD, Department of Emergency Medicine, Rowan University SOM Kennedy University Hospital, 18 East Laurel Road, Stratford, NJ 08084, USA, Phone: 856 304 5101; E-mail: [email protected].

Received Date: June 16, 2023

Published Date: July 03, 2023

Citation: Espinosa J, Morris M, Lucerna A, Lahr R, Lee J, et al. (2023). Case Report and Brief Review: A Puzzling Case of Leg and Ankle Swelling. Mathews J Emergency Med. 8(3):56.

Copyrights: Espinosa J, et al. © (2023).


Here we present the case of a medical student in his twenties who had experienced episodes of heat edema that had been previously evaluated at other EDs and had been thought to be from a DVT etiology, with consecutive negative ultrasound studies. An awareness of heat edema as a minor heat-related illness is important in order to avoid unnecessary testing and in order to help prevent future episodes.

Keywords: Heat Illness, Heat Edema, Environmental Illness.

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