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34-year-old man, confirmed hypochondriac, presents with less than twenty-four hours of sore throat and fever. No cough; no nasal symptoms.
- Weight: 151
- Temp: 99.7
- Pulse: 84
- Resp: 12
Ears with pearly TMs bilaterally; throat somewhat injected, but without exudates or lesions; nose clear, pink turbinates, no discharge; lungs clear; heart regular without murmurs or gallops.
I go to palpate his neck for enlarged lymph nodes and as I do, I ask, "Does it hurt here?"
His response: "Should it?"