A Rash of Tender Patches

April 16, 2015

Can you identify the most common symptoms of Löfgren syndrome ?

 

 

Question 1:

 

A 33-year-old woman presented with headaches, neck pain, a rash on her lower extremities, ankle pain with swelling, and fevers. Several days later, she had diffuse chest pain, abdominal pain, and worsening headache. She had new-onset right periorbital edema, erythema, and photophobia. Her diagnosis: Löfgren syndrome.

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The correct answer is f. a and d
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Question 2:

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The correct answer is d. A 5-year-old boy with asthma who weighs 25 kg and has been taking 25 mg of oral prednisone daily for the past 6 months
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Question 3:

Symptomatic re-expansion pulmonary edema (REPE) can occur after thoracentesis is performed to treat large pleural effusions or pneumothorax.

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The correct answer is e. All of the above
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Question 4:

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The correct answer is c. Alcoholic beverages
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