Painful erosions developed on the sole of a 14-year-old girl's foot several weeks earlier. Within the last few days, the condition has spread to the other sole. The patient is otherwise healthy and takes no medications. She enjoys playing soccer and has no history of trauma.
Do you recognize this condition?
A. Tinea pedis.
C. Staphylococcal infection.
D. Streptococcal infection.
Your treatment plan includes . . .F. An oral cephalosporin.
G. An imidazole antifungal cream.
H. An allylamine antifungal cream.
I. Mupirocin(Drug information on mupirocin) cream.
J. A topical corticosteroid cream.
After a basketball game 1 week earlier, a 10-year-old boy was bothered by a blister on his heel. Subsequently, the lesion became sore and red. During the last 2 days, an asymptomatic, rough rash has erupted over most of the child's body. He has a low-grade fever and has been taking ibuprofen(Drug information on ibuprofen) for the pain in his heel.
What are you looking at here?
A. An adverse reaction to the
C. Scarlatiniform eruption.
D. Infectious mononucleosis.
E. Toxic shock syndrome.
Your initial strategy is to . . .
F. Stop the ibuprofen.
G. Perform a monospot test.
H. Prescribe a systemic corticosteroid.
I. Prescribe an antistreptococcal antibiotic.
J. Prescribe an antistaphylococcal antibiotic.