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Case Study: Risk Issues in Infectious Disease

August 18, 2016

A 13 year-old girl visited her primary care provider on Friday at 3:00 p.m. for a sore throat. She tested positive for influenza.

On Saturday at 1:00 a.m., she presented to the emergency department with severe chest pain and hyperventilation. Vitals at that time showed a pulse of 128, SaO2 of 94 percent, temperature of 98, and RR of 32. The initial chest X-ray done in the emergency department …

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