Jason, a 13-year-old male comes in with Mom complaining of painful swallowing. Started yesterday as a â€œreally bad sore throatâ€ made worse with swallowing. He reports feeling very tired. His Mom gave him over-the-counter Childrenâ€™s Motrin which made his fever better but did not help sore throat. He says his symptoms are especially, worse during nighttime. His tonsils are 2+ and erythematous, tonsil stones are present on the right side. He has white patches on his tongue.
Use the Episodic/Focused SOAP Template and create an episodic/focused note about the patient in the case study to which you were assigned using the episodic/focused note template provided in the Week 5 resources. Provide evidence from the literature to support diagnostic tests that would be appropriate for each case. List five different possible conditions for the patient’s differential diagnosis and justify why you selected each.