USMLE-Rx Step 2 Qmax Challenge #23682
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A 16-year-old girl who recently immigrated to the United States presents to her pediatrician with complaints of fever, nausea, and a rash all over her body. She describes the rash as fluid-filled lesions that are very itchy and crust over when she scratches them. Her younger brother had a similar rash 2 weeks ago. On examination the patient is febrile with normal findings except for the presence of fluid-filled vesicles on her trunk, face, and extremities that are in various stages of healing (see image).
Which of the following is the most appropriate next step in treatment?
C. Supportive therapy only
E. Immune globulin against the causative agent
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