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BOF: 2.154

A 26-year-old male presents with a history of fever and a rash. He has recently returned from a trip to Thailand. This has been his 3rd trip there over the last 2 years.

On examination the patient has a widespread petechiae, his blood pressure is 80/60.

Investigations reveal:

Hb 19.0g /dL

WBC 3.5x109/L

Platelets 45 x 109/L

In this patient which of the following would you administer immediately?

a)      Acyclovir

b)      Ribavarin

c)      Metronidazole

d)      Steroids

e)      Saline

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