4.7 of 3 Ratings
A 34-year-old man is seen by his primary care physician for a swollen and red leg. He denies any acute injury to his leg but did recently return from a trip to China. His temperature is 97.0°F (36.1°C), blood pressure is 133/80 mmHg, pulse is 82/min, respirations are 14/min, and oxygen saturation is 99% on room air. Physical exam is notable for the finding in Figure A. An ultrasound of the lower extremity is performed as seen in Figure B without any change in appearance of the ultrasound when there is compression. Which of the following is the best next step in management?
Incision and drainage
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