This blog and the posts on it are my study notes which I put up to help me reinforce my learning on the subjects I review.
Life Threatening Causes of Fever and Rash from the Clinical Problem Solvers’ diagnostic schema:
- Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
- Toxic Shock Syndrome (Staph and Strep)
- Necrotizing Fasciitis
Additional Clues to Potentially Critical Fever and Rash [My thoughts]:
- Unexplained Tachycardia
- Unexplained Tachypnea
- Prolonged Capillary Refill
- Mental Status Changes
- Toxic Appearance
- Uncompensated or Compensated Shock
In any of the above, strongly consider empiric antibiotic and/or antiviral therapy along with vigorous support of the Mean Arterial Pressure, Oxygenation, and Ventilation.
And today I review the diagnostic schema Fever and Rash [This link is to the web page where the video of the schema is discussed. Be sure to review the video].
Here is the link to the Fever and Rash podcast:
- Episode 11 – Clinical Unknown with Reza – Fever and rash
Here is the diagnostic schema [Link is to the PDF] and after the diagnostic schema below I have placed a copy of the show notes for Episode 11 [Link is to the PDF]: