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Indiana Farmer Suffering Flu-Like Symptoms & Crusted Arm Lesion - Let's Diagnose

jan7quiz.jpgA 50-year-old Indiana farmer visited his doctor with flu-like symptoms including a fever, chills, productive cough, myalgia, and pleuritic chest pain that developed over a few weeks. What worried him was a crusted lesion on his arm that was a large verrucous scaly plaque. 

Could it be blastomycosis? Coccidioidomycosis? Tularemia? Histoplasmosis?

Check out the differential we created in VisualDx for this patient.

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