Friday, October 26, 2007

Answer: VizD Challenge Week of 10/01/2007

Congratulations to Greg, he is this week's VizD winner.

Thank you to everyone who participated!

Greg is the winner of $5

A 55-year-old woman presents with painful burning to her back for the last 36 hours. The rash extends under her right breast.

1. Name that rash?

2. What is the most commonly recommended treatment?

A 39-year-old woman presents with a painful rash on her face that developed one-day after she recorded a body temperature of 102 degrees F.

3. Name that rash?

4. What is the most common etiologic organism?

A 24-year-old man presents to your ED with 2-days of low-grade fever, malaise and a rash that started on his chest and spread to his face and scalp.

5. Name that rash?

6. Name the etiologic agent that causes this rash?

1. Zoster (Shingles)
2. Anti-Viral (Acyclovir or Valacyclovir)
3. Erysipelas
4. Streptococcus
5. Varicella (Chicken pox)
6. Varicella virus

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VizD will be posted on Monday October 29...Stay tuned!

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