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#132 A Case of Abdominal Pain and Eosinophilia

December 19, 2018 | By

Kashlak Morning Report with Reza Manesh of Human Dx

Sharpen your diagnostic schema for abdominal pain and eosinophilia with this mystery case (click link to follow along). Reza Manesh MD, editor of Global Morning Report at The Human Diagnosis Project aka Human Dx attempts to solve this challenging case with the help of The Curbsiders.

Use this link to follow along with the case on the Human Dx app and check out more Global Morning Report cases.


Written and produced by: Hannah R Abrams

Hosts: Matthew Watto MD, Paul Williams MD, Stuart Brigham MD

Edited by: Matthew Watto MD

Guest: Reza Manesh MD

Special thanks to: Steph Sherman, Zaven Sargsyan, Anand Jagannath, John Inou Hwang, and Rabih Geha for contributing and editing the cases; and to Tyler Brandon for helping to coordinate these wonderful episodes.

Time Stamps

  • 00:00 Announcement, disclaimer, intro, guest bio
  • 01:20 Picks of the week
  • 05:42 How Reza fell in love with clinical reasoning
  • 08:58 Case of 50 yo male with abdominal pain
  • 21:14 Some unexpected findings
  • 43:00 Case conclusion/answer, cognitive autopsy and Reza’s take home points
  • 48:35 Outro

Goals and Learning Objectives


Listeners will practice their diagnostic skills and clinical reasoning while learning schemas for cough and dyspnea.

Learning objectives

After listening to this episode listeners will…

  1. Improve their diagnostic skills and clinical reasoning through use of problem representations, illness scripts and creation of diagnostic schemas
  2. Develop a diagnostic schema for abdominal pain
  3. Develop a diagnostic schema for ascites
  4. Develop a diagnostic schema for eosinophilia
  5. Develop a diagnostic schema for pulmonary opacity


Dr Manesh receives a small honorarium for his work with Human Dx. The Curbsiders are an educational partner of Human Dx for this episode.

  1. The Haunting of Hill House (Series) Netflix
  2. China Salesman (Film) starring Mike Tyson and Steven Seagal
  3. Sherlock – Bedside Rounds (Podcast) by Adam Rodman MD
  4. Human Dx app and Global Morning Report
  5. The Clinical Problem Solvers website, videos and podcast

Citation for guest CV

Manesh, Reza. Guest expert. “#132 A Case of Abdominal Pain. Kashlak Morning Report with Reza Manesh of Human Dx. The Curbsiders Internal Medicine Podcast December 19, 2018. (opens in a new tab)


  1. December 27, 2018, 1:07pm Ruth M Weber writes:

    I would encourage the speakers to (at least once at the beginning of the show) define the abbreviations that are being used.--- ie SAAG. GPA, EGPA etc. It seems there are regional differences in what abbreviations mean/are used. This will help the listener gain a full understanding. thanks.

    • December 28, 2018, 8:55pm Matthew Watto, MD writes:

      Great suggestion - thank you for sharing!

  2. January 11, 2019, 11:56pm JOTHAM writes:

    Best podcast so far ! well timed after listening to herpes for all .

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