Jacobs Journal of Internal Medicine

Barbeque Beget Syncope

*Nilay Patel
Department Of Internal Medicine, Saint Peter’s University Hospital, New Brunswick, United States

*Corresponding Author:
Nilay Patel
Department Of Internal Medicine, Saint Peter’s University Hospital, New Brunswick, United States
Email:nilaypatel@saintpetersuh.com

Published on: 2018-03-06

Abstract

A 32 year old Hispanic male truck driver with no known medical illnesses was last noted to be well 3 weeks prior to presentation. He attended a barbeque in a friend’s backyard in a wooded area in Central Jersey and a day later noticed a rash on the posterior aspect of his right thigh. The lesion was described as erythematous and painful.

Keywords

Barbeque Beget Syncope; Internal Medicine; Jacobs

Introduction

A 32 year old Hispanic male truck driver with no known medical illnesses was last noted to be well 3 weeks prior to presentation. He attended a barbeque in a friend’s backyard in a wooded area in Central Jersey and a day later noticed a rash on the posterior aspect of his right thigh. The lesion was described as erythematous and painful (Image 1). In the days following, he began experiencing headache, myalgias, arthralgias and subjective fevers. This led to two visits to urgent care facilities were he was prescribed oral antibiotics which he took for 5 days. After completing the course of the antibiotics, both the rash and symptoms resolved.