Welcome to the next episode of The Reveal where we take you inside the mind of a test-taker to deconstruct and connect the dots of a board-style question so you can become a better student, transform how you learn, and excel not only on high-stakes exams, but also in your general medical knowledge. Let’s get started.
A 39-year-old man presents to the emergency department with left hand pain. He denies recent trauma, genital or oral lesions, or fever. His medical history is significant for diabetes mellitus and tobacco abuse. His examination is shown above. Which of the following is the most appropriate initial therapy for this patient?
A) Acyclovir PO
B) Clindamycin IV
C) Incision and drainage
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