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You can get some guidance from me on how you should approach the case studies. In case study 1, the patient would be required to provide additional information regarding their sexual history, sexual partners in recent years, symptoms and medications. Regarding epidemiological information, you may consider the prevalence of sexually transmitted infections in the patient’s demographic and geographic area. In the initial diagnosis, you may be looking at a case of sexually transmitted infections. You can also test for herpes, syphilis and chlamydia. The initial treatments may consist of antibiotics, antivirals and topical lotions. Patient education may include safe sexual practices and prevention of sexually transmissible infections.
You may be suspicious of an infection in case study 2. To check for inflammation or infection, you can order blood tests like a complete count of the blood cells, Erythrocyte Sedimentation Ratio (ESR) and C-reactive Protein (CRP). To assess structural damage, imaging tests such as ultrasound or X rays of the knee may be required. Referral to an infectious disease specialist (or rheumatologist) and hospitalization could be recommended. The empiric treatment can include anti-inflammatory medication, physical therapy, or antibiotics. Treatment length will depend on severity and response.