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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Sat Mar 11, 2017, 04:08 PM

8. Ah, the perils of trying to make a diagnosis remotely.

You told me you thought it was a spider bite. Rather than considering the likelihood that it was a tick bite instead, I went in the direction of something other than a bite at all.

Whenever I have patients presenting with what they call a spider bite, it's almost always something else; an ingrown hair, an abscess, etc.

My instructor for Adult Medicine was right: when all else fails, look at the patient.

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