A thirty-one-year-old female presented to the emergency department with the complaint of a painful rash for 2 days. She has a history of HIV with a known CD4 count < 200 cells/µL. She states that the rash began two days ago and progressed to the current size. She describes the rash as burning and has never experienced these symptoms before. She has tried topical corticosteroids which did not alleviate the pain.
About Nicholas D. Caputo, MDM.Sc., F.A.C.E.P., F.A.A.E.M., MAJ (MC, USAR)
Department of Emergency Medicine
NYC H+H/Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center
Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine Weill Medical College of Cornell University