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EM@3AM: Lyme Disease

A 35-year-old male presents for intermittent fevers, abdominal pain, and headaches for 3 weeks. On further questioning, he also states he has arthralgias. Review of systems is remarkable for a recent camping trip in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area of Minnesota. You find a bulls-eye rash on his trunk. What are your next steps?

EM Cases

EM Cases: Skin and Soft Tissue Infections – Myths and Misperceptions

Why do EM physicians spend so little time talking about the things we see the most often? You may not be as energized for cellulitis as you are for an ED thoracotomy, but skin and soft tissue infections are encountered on nearly every shift – and you can do a lot more good for a lot more patients by recognizing and treating these common infections the right way.