Bacterial Skin Infections
patient has this eruption on his abdomen. He is a swimmer so extensively shaves
his body hair and recently took antibiotics for a sinus infection. Which one of
the features of this case is NOT a risk factor for methicillin-resistant Staph
aureus (MRSA) infection?
18 year-old man has a new painful raised erythematous nodule on his knee that
is fluctuant on palpation. What is the most appropriate management for this
is the most likely etiology of this patient’s cellulitis?
30-year old patient has a painful rash on his thigh. He works in construction
and thinks this is where a piece of metal injured him a couple days ago. Over
the past 24 hours the area is being more purple, spreading, and very painful.
What is the most likely diagnosis?
is the most appropriate initial treatment for this patient?
Ten players on a basketball team have
been diagnosed with impetigo. The team
Your patient presents with a three day
history of a new expanding red tender plaque on his right lower leg. The probable diagnosis is:
This patient has erysipelas. What statement(s) is(are) true?
MRSA risk factors include
antibiotic(s) that is (are) used to treat more extensive impetigo include
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