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(M3.ID.12) A 34-year-old female presents to the emergency room via ambulance after she began experiencing nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea this morning. Her husband reports that she began to complain of sudden-onset fever and chills that started earlier today, as well as the development of a sunburn-like rash. He states that she appeared short of breath and confused and soon after collapsed. Her vital signs in the emergency department are: T 38.5 deg C, HR 134, BP 80/42, RR 24, SpO2 94% RA. Physical examination is significant for nonpurulent conjunctivitis, rapid breathing, and a diffuse, macular, erythematous rash (shown in Figures A and B) that involves the trunk, extremities, palms/soles, and mucus membranes. A pelvic examination is conducted as well, with removal of a tampon from the vaginal vault. Which of the following is the best management of this patient's condition? Topic Review Topic
FIGURES:   A   B        

1. IV penicillin G
2. IV fluid rehydration and nafcillin
3. High dose prednisone
4. Supportive therapy and doxycycline
5. Surgical incision and drainage

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