56-year-old man experiencing chest pain, fevers and rash

56-year-old man experiencing chest pain, fevers and rash

The patient is a 56-year-old man who emigrated from Mexico to Texas two months ago. He first presented about two weeks ago with a dry cough, chest pain, fevers, and night sweats. Chest x-ray showed a focal consolidation. He had received BCG vaccination as a child, so a PPD was not placed. He was started on isoniazid, rifampin, and ethambutol for tuberculosis. Now, he presents complaining of the same symptoms, plus a rash that erupted …

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