I came in with what I thought was a bug bite that didn’t go away for 2 months and they were able to take care of it in a professional way and helped me to understand. It actually turned out to be a skin cancer.
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Interesting Case of the Month
Interesting Case —Zika Virus
A 44 year old Female patient presents with complaints of diffuse rash, fever, headaches, fatigue, and conjunctivitis since traveling from Mexico 3 days prior. She also states that her husband has a similar rash and symptoms. On physical exam the patient has a flat pink/red rash covering her entire body while sparing her face. The patient’s eyes were noted to be bloodshot in appearance. Physical exam is otherwise unremarkable.
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Bloodwork for Zika virus was performed and found to be positive. Patient was counseled on wearing bug spray when outdoors due to risk of passing Zika through further mosquito bites. On
follow-up phone call 5 days from initial presentation to the office, the patient was clear of her rash and all symptoms had resolved. The local health department was notified for proper reporting. Local mosquito control was contacted and they visited the patient’s neighborhood for additional spraying.
Zika virus is transmitted through mosquitos. Once a person is infected with the virus they can pass the virus through sexual contact. Of most concern is when a pregnant woman contracts Zika because it can pass to her unborn child and cause a birth defect known as microcephaly.
Symptoms are mild for most people infected with the Zika virus, and can include: fever, rash, joint, pain, bloodshot eyes, muscle pain, and headache. uncommon side effect that has been Treatment of the virus is symptomatic.
To date, there is no vaccine or medication to help prevent or cure the Zika virus. Prevention is most important by wearing mosquito repellant and avoiding areas with standing water where mosquitos like to lay their eggs. The virus can be found in the blood during the first week a person is infected and it is just as important to avoid being bit by mosquitos during this period. An infected person can pass the virus to a mosquito through a bite, and that infected mosquito can then in turn infect other people.
What sets Florida Skin Center Apart from the rest?
- Payment plans options, such as Care Credit
- Discounts for patients without insurance
- Exclusive Club Membership available for cosmetic patients
- We give back to our community with events such as Children’s Day, Hero's Day and Grab-a-Gobbler
- Ability to make online payments and receive electronic statements
- Make appointments through our website
- Request prescription refills through our website
- Specialized in treatment of ethnic skin
- Staff Bilingual in Spanish
- Walk-ins and Same Day Appointments available
- Biopsies performed same day
- Dermatologist is Board Certified in Pediatric Dermatology
- One of the top injectors in the area for Botox Cosmetic
- We have gone green with electronic medical records
- Gifts on your birthday
This is just a short list of what makes us different than the other dermatologists in the area. Make an appointment with us, so we can show you why we are the BEST!
Provide the highest quality of care to our patients.
Trust/Honesty, Accountability, Loyalty, Growth, Empowerment/Leadership, Team
At Florida Skin Center, our aim is to maintain your skin's health through the most advanced dermatological techniques. We specialize in facial rejuvenation procedures, acne therapies, wart removal treatment, hair loss evaluation and skin cancer screening and treatment.
We focus on treating the effects of the sun including wrinkling, skin cancers, precancers and age spots. We show you how to prevent future damage while still being able to enjoy our beautiful surroundings.
We offer the latest in laser therapies for many conditions including wrinkle reduction, hair removal and brown spots. We treat adults and children of all ages for all skin, hair and nail conditions.
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