IgA Vasculitis in Children: Beyond the Rash

IgA Vasculitis in Children: Beyond the Rash

Urgent message: This is the urgent message about a truly urgent case presentation concerning a pediatric patient in an urgent care center. Diana Sofia Villacis Nunez, MD; Amit Thakral, MD, MBA; and Pareen Shah, MD CASE PRESENTATION A 12-year-old previously healthy female presents with a 5-day history of lower extremity rash and low-grade fever (100.6°F). A month earlier, she had a self-resolving viral upper respiratory infection. The rash is described as mildly pruritic, dark red …

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Erythema Infectiosum

Erythema Infectiosum

Urgent message: Rashes are common in urgent care and taking a careful patient history is important for proper diagnosis of the underlying cause. ICHHA SETHI, MB,BS, JASKARAN S. SETHI, MB,BS, MIKAYLA SPANGLER, Pharm D, BCPS, and SHAILENDRA SAXENA, MD, PhD Introduction Physicians in both primary care and urgent care clinics encounter facial rash quite frequently. Given the high prevalence and variable number of etiologies, it is important to diagnose these patients appropriately so that they …

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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. The 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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