Antibiotics – Friday Pop Quiz 4/14/2023

A 48-year-old man is admitted for fever and malaise and is treated with antibiotics. Approximately 10 days after initiation of antibiotics, the patient’s skin, including the mucous membranes, blisters and desquamates, as shown. Which of the following laboratory findings is most likely to prognosticate the patient’s mortality?

A. Body surface area involvement

B. Heart rate

C. Serum bicarbonate

D. Temperature

E. Urine glucose

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