n South African Medical Journal - Fever, sore throat and myalgia : continuing medical education - case report

Volume 105, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



A 20-year-old man presented with a severely sore throat and myalgia, which were unresponsive to antibiotics. He was admitted to a regional hospital with an ongoing painful throat, generalised myalgia, fever and a transient, recurring, salmon-pink rash on his hands and trunk. He did not respond to ceftriaxone and had a continual significant fever daily.

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