case28-1 (reason not to drink)

case28-1 (reason not to drink) - Case: Another Reason Not...

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Case: Another Reason Not to Drink A 45-year-old man was found wandering in Chapel Hill with alcohol on his breath and coughing up thin, rusty sputum. He was brought to the emergency room. He said: He'd been fine the day before but that morning he had begun to shake uncontrollably and felt alternately cold, then hot and sweaty His chest hurt when he breathed and he felt nauseated Physical exam revealed a thin white male who was anxious and mildly cyanotic. Other abnormal physical findings included: Tachypnea accompanied by fine rales Decreased breath sounds by auscultation over the right lower lobe His temperature was 100.2° but his pulse was normal WBC count was 16 x 103/µl (ref. range 4.1-10.9 x 103/µl) with 70% polys, 18% bands, and 12% lymphocytes. Blood gases demonstrated hypoxia and respiratory alkalosis A chest x-ray is shown in on the next page
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Case: CXR Radiograph - Note that the usual angle between the right heart
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This note was uploaded on 01/09/2011 for the course PATH 128 taught by Professor Reisner during the Fall '10 term at UNC.

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