Empiric treatment based on your diagnosis

A 37-year-old male patient came to your primary care clinic c/o of a lesion in his genital area (see pic below). Pt states that the lesion appeared 7 (seven) days ago. Pt denies pain in the area. Pt states using some cream with no improvement.

1)What other information you would need from this patient (Please include at least 5

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2) What would it be the epidemiological information you may take into consideration in this case?

3) What would it be your first impression diagnosis for this case and what testing/screening labs you would order (please provide rationale)

4) Would you apply any empiric treatment based on your diagnosis?

5) What type of education you would provide to this patient?  five)


Required Instructional Resources and Materials

Terry Mahan Buttaro: Primary Care: A Collaborative Practice 5th Edition.(2016) Publisher: Mosby

Ball, J., Dains, J., Flynn, J., Solomon, B., & Stewart, R. (2017). Seidel’s Guide to Physical Examination (9thed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Health Sciences.

Domino, F., Baldor, R., Golding, J., Stephens, M. (2020). The 5-Minute Clinical Consult 2017 (28th ed.). Print (The 5-Minute Consult Series)

Pagana, K., &Pagana, T. (2018). Mosby’s Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference (14th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Health Sciences.


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