TITLE

Fever and Vesicular Rash in a Traveler Returning from South Africa

AUTHOR(S)
Mackowiak, Philip A.
PUB. DATE
September 2004
SOURCE
Clinical Infectious Diseases;9/1/2004, Vol. 39 Issue 5, p700
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A previously healthy 52-year-old woman was referred to an outpatient clinic with a 4-day history of fever, chills, headache, and myalgia. Five days earlier, she had returned from a 3-week visit to Kruger National Park, in South Africa. The patient's temperature was 38.2°C. Physical examination revealed that the patient had a painful neck without signs of meningitis. On her right leg, a vesiculated lesion was noted. On her left arm and left leg, multiple nonpruritic erythematous papular lesions were noted. There was no regional lymphadenopathy. Microscopic examination of thick and thin blood smears revealed no malaria parasites. Antibiotic therapy was instituted.
ACCESSION #
14174253

 

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