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A 10-year-old boy stepped on a nail approximately 1 week ago. He currently complains of heel pain and is having difficulty ambulating. On physical examination, he has erythema and tenderness to palpation over his calcaneal tuberosity. Current imaging is shown in Figures A & B. Which of the following is true regarding the organism likely causing this condition?
It may be treated with a ceftazidime
It may be treated with sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim
It may be treated with cephalexin
It may be treated with amoxicillin-clavulanate
It may be treated with ampicillin-sulbactam
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A 37-year-old healthy construction worker presents 1 week after stepping on a nail at work. He reports continued pain, fever, and drainage, and his clinical photo is shown in Figure A. Treatment with 7-days of amoxicillin - clavulanic acid did not improve his symptoms. Which additional antibiotic are you most likely to prescribe?
Doubling the dose of Amoxicillin
Trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole