A 35-year-old auto salesman arrives at the clinic with a rash that emerged 48 hours after using a hot tub. The day after the rash appeared, he got chills and a fever. Even though he had been taking trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole orally for two days, the rash developed and the fever remained. Normal vital signs and his temperature is 39°C. His examination showed several erythematous nodules on the upper trunk and a few on his abdomen that were one to three millimeters in size and not fluctuating as is shown in the picture below. However, there were two or three superficial, tender, painful, erythematous nodules in the bilateral axilla that were fluctuant in size and ranged from 0.5 to 1 cm. Each nodule generated a modest quantity of viscous, purulent exudate after incision and drainage. Which of the following infections is the most likely diagnosis,

Based on the patient’s history and physical examination findings?

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Ace Qbank Clinical Edge


Ace Qbank Clinical Edge

Making the proper diagnosis is one of the most important aspects of any medical student’s or junior doctor’s clinical training and hence we created Clinical Edge Cases.

Ace Qbank Clinical Edge helps our students put their knowledge of symptoms and physical findings to test by applying clinical reasoning and assessment concepts to a series of common clinical vignettes. Problem-based learning is being used to focus on the cause behind the presentation of a simulated clinical case.

Each simulated Clinical Edge case contains a list of common causes of the presented condition, offers abundant references to the presented case, making additional information easy to find

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