A vesicular rash is shown. Which of the following is the most appropriate test to perform next? ... This test combines an immunoassay for HIV antibody with a test for HIV p24 antigen.
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Patient cases involving recurrent venous thrombophlebitis, post-discharge care for pulmonary embolism, and more.
Health care-associated infections.
These cases and commentary, which address antibiotics, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP16).
These cases and commentary, which address stroke, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP15).
Neither an MRI nor CT of the leg has been substantially validated as a reliable diagnostic test for DVT. ... However, this test has poor sensitivity, specificity, and reproducibility, and it is not indicated in most patients with suspected vasovagal
Adrenal insufficiency alone is an unlikely explanation for this patient's laboratory test results and clinical presentation. ... The mechanisms by which nonthyroidal illness cause thyroid function test abnormalities are unknown but could relate to the
A 62-year-old woman with type 2 diabetes mellitus, cerebrovascular disease and chronic kidney disease develops nonoliguric acute renal failure after a left femoralâ€”popliteal bypass... and other cases.
antiglobulin, positive for IgG (Coombs test); and ABO/Rh blood type, A positive. ... antiglobulin (Coombs) test results and the peripheral blood smear showing microspherocytes.