Dr Kamat is a pediatric hospitalist, Inova Children’s Hospital, Falls Church, Virginia.
Boy with fever, cough, and oral lesionsJuly 1st 2016
A previously healthy, 16-year-old Hispanic boy initially presents to the clinic with a 5-day history of tactile fevers, achy malaise, congestion, and a dry cough. He was afebrile with negative rapid strep and monospot tests, but was prescribed fluticasone, benzonatate, and ibuprofen for a presumed upper respiratory infection. He was encouraged to return if symptoms did not improve.