A 23 year-old Caucasian female with no past medical
history presents with one week of easy bruising and
increasing “red spots” on her arms and chest. She does
not recall any history of trauma that may have lead to
the bruises. She denies any fever or chills. She has no
history of bleeding problems and underwent dental
procedures last year without any complications. On
review of systems, she had vague left abdominal pain over
the past week and 3 days of right ear pain that was
recently treated with cefuroxamine as directed by her
primary care doctor. Family history is noncontributory.
She drinks occasional alcohol on weekends and denies
any tobacco or drug use. She takes no medications.
Choi MD, PGY-2, Jane
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