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A 17yo boy presents with fever, myalgias, headaches, swollen cervical lymph nodes, and a maculopapular rash that became vesiculopustular on his face, torso, and extremities including palms and soles. You are working in a small community ED. The triage nurse expresses concern for monkeypox. 

Which of the following is most appropriate in evaluating this patient?

pemsou5_wp • June 14, 2022

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  1. Kelly June 15, 2022 - 12:47 pm Reply

    B) Evaluating healthcare personnel should wear an N95 mask, gown, gloves, and eye protection
    Human to human transmission of monkeypox is through large respiratory droplets and direct contact with lesions. Answer B is what is recommended by the CDC. Refusal of care is always inappropriate; EMTALA law requires evaluation and stabilization of all patients presenting for care. Lesions on the palms and soles are common with monkeypox, but extremely rare with chickenpox.

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