MKSAP 19 "Quiz Me!" Question

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MKSAP 19 Q & A

An 18-year-old woman is evaluated for a 5-year history of recurrent headaches. Headaches occur approximately 12 days per month; three of these episodes are severe, occurring without a trigger or premonitory symptoms, and last for a full day, followed by profound fatigue the next day. She describes the pain as bilateral, frontotemporal, steady and throbbing, associated with sensitivities to light and noise, worsening with movement, and causing her to miss 2 or 3 days of school per month. The severe headaches have not responded to ibuprofen or naproxen. The patient also has seasonal allergies. Other medications are fexofenadine and a combination estrogen-progestin oral contraceptive.

All physical examination findings, including vital signs, are normal.

Which of the following is the most appropriate next step in management?

A: Begin oral zolmitriptan
B: Discontinue the oral contraceptive
C: Obtain a brain MRI
D: Substitute loratadine for fexofenadine

Answer and Critique

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