Case Study 2

Boy with fever and rash

Wrong answer!

Question 1 of 6

The diagnosis is?

C. Poison Ivy

Contact with poison ivy can result in a skin rash and even fever depending on the individual's sensitivity. However, the onset of symptoms is typically 24-48 hours after exposure, your patient reported being in the woods 5 days ago.

A rash from poison ivy is usually preceded by severe itching, which was not reported by your patient. The rash caused by poison ivy is often characterized blistering of the skin unlike the rash observed in your patient.

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Tuesday, August 4, 1998
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