The patient is a 28-year-old man who presents to urgent care with a single annular ecchymosis lesion on his leg the morning after returning home from a trip to visit his family’s cabin in the mountains of North Carolina. He “thought” he noticed a small insect bite in the vicinity. The lesion has become increasingly painful.

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A 28-Year-Old Man with Fever, Diaphoresis, and Nausea
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