Lab Case 343

80 year old male known diabetic, re-presents to ED after a recent admission in which the patient was diagnosed with TB. According to the wife the patient has been home for 2 days. Over the last 24 hours his oral intake has declined and he has become less responsive.

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Lab Case 341 Interpretation

A 50 year old female presents to ED complaining of shortness of breath, an increase in her Ventolin use (12 puffs every 30 min overnight). She has been unwell with ILI symptoms for a week and started a course of steroids 5 days ago. The patient has a background of poorly controlled asthma, with 1 ICU admission 16 years ago that required prolonged ventilation.

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Lab Case 341

A 50 year old female presents to ED complaining of shortness of breath, an increase in her Ventolin use (12 puffs every 30 min overnight). She has been unwell with ILI symptoms for a week and started a course of steroids 5 days ago. The patient has a background of poorly controlled asthma, with 1 ICU admission 16 years ago that required prolonged ventilation.

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