Evaluating Febrile Patients with Rash

Urgent message: The broad differential diagnoses in patients presenting with rash and fever range from minor conditions to life threatening illnesses, requiring the urgent care provider to make prompt but valid assessment with minimal diagnostic tools. Kosta G. Skandamis, MD The combination of fever and rash is so common that it may sometimes seem to be a daily occurrence in the urgent care setting. Nonetheless, the extensive differential diagnosis requires the provider to be vigilant …

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Identifying and Treating Superficial Fungal Infections in the Urgent Care Setting

Identifying and Treating Superficial Fungal Infections in the Urgent Care Setting

Urgent message: Rashes often lead patients to seek relief in the urgent care center. Th ability to differentiate among common, superficial fungal infections and to select the most appropriate treatment or refer is an important skill to master. Kosta G. Skandamis, MD and George Skandamis, MD Introduction Superficial fungal infections are among the most common skin conditions seen in the urgent care setting. Dermatophytes are the most common type of fungi that infect and survive …

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