Test Your Knowledge of Tick-Borne Illnesses in Urgent Care (Postscript 2 of 2)

Evidence-Based Urgent Care Postscript
Tick-Borne Illness: A Diagnostic Approach for Urgent Care Clinicians | June 2023

A 52-year-old man arrives at your clinic in central Florida complaining of 3 days of fever, headache, and myalgia. On examination, he has a petechial rash on his palms and soles. When asked about recent travel, he reports a camping trip in Tennessee 2 weeks ago. Which of the following laboratory test results would be most likely for this patient?

a. Hypernatremia, normal platelet levels, elevated creatinine

b. Hyponatremia, thrombocytosis, normal liver function tests

c. Hypernatremia, thrombocytosis, elevated liver function tests

d. Hyponatremia, thrombocytopenia, elevated liver function tests

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