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Male age 58 has a cough, mild dyspnea, and fever to 101 degrees for 3 days. He used over counter meds with no

improvement. He went to doctor and his blood pressure 120/73, pulse regular 96, respirations 20, febrile 100.9 temperature. lungs have right lower lung crackles with decreased breath sounds.

 

Labs show: WBC 15.6 with a left shift, sodium 140, potassium 4.5, BUN 22 and creatinine 1.0. Chest x-ray =right lower lobe infiltrate.

 

Based upon this info, what is the most appropriate course of action? Meds? Treatments? Tests?

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