Here, we report a case of a patient who turned to social media when she had recurrent syncope and facial swelling” Charbonniez et al (2018).
Social media is becoming increasingly popular among the public. In 2017, Facebook had 2.2 Billion monthly active users . Applications of social media in healthcare are growing. This includes utilization of social media in disaster preparedness, disease support forums, and research recruitment [2-5]. There has been limited research evaluating patients utilizing social media and crowdsourcing to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of their medical conditions . Here, we report a case of a patient who turned to social media when she had recurrent syncope and facial swelling.
Charbonniez, P., Tager, A., Kwei, L. and Gustafson, M.L. (2018) The social media diagnosis of Superior Vena Cava Syndrome: A case report. The American Journal of Emergency Medicine. June 27th. .