Tag Pulmonary Puzzler
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Pulmonary panic

A 17 year old female with a background history of HIV presents with a 3 day history of fevers, chills and rigors. Her admission chest X-rays are shown below:
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Ballooning Up

A 36 year-old immunosuppressed male was infected with swine-origin influenza virus requiring mechanical ventilation. Overnight the inspiratory pressures needed to maintain his tidal volume had progressively increased and his face had become markedly swollen.
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Pneumonia gone bad

Consider a 56 year old male with no past medical history presenting with 10 days of fevers, chills, myalgia and cough followed by worsening breathlessness over the past 4 days.
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Not just a PE

A classic respiratory case. This 25 year old female presented with worsening breathless. She has no previous medical problems.
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Not just pneumonia

A 30 year-old male presented with 24 hours of worsening respiratory distress, following a 5-day prodrome of cough, fever, diarrhoea, lethargy and malaise.