QUESTION No 1
A 17-year-old male presents with a complaint of a red, itchy rash over his torso and back x 1 week, which is keeping him up at night. He denies sick exposures or a recent visit to wooded areas. He denies other symptoms, significant history, or allergies.
1-In order of importance, describe three (3) questions that you would like to ask this patient and give a brief explanation of why?
2- From the information provided, list your differential diagnoses in the order of “most likely” to “possible but unlikely.”
QUESTION No 2
An 89-year-old female complains of a “stabbing chest pain” and points to the area just below her scapula at the right mid-clavicular line. She states that she had an upper respiratory infection last week that “just seems to hang on.” She has no other complaints.
1- In order of importance, describe three (3) questions that you would like to ask this patient and give a brief explanation of why.
2- Which lab or imaging tests would you order for this patient? Why?