Wednesday, July 28, 2010
I heard about an interesting case the other day... interesting enough to share. A young woman presented to her clinic provider with fever and chills. She became ill about a day prior to coming in, and her associated symptoms were headache, nausea, diarrhea, neck pain, and low back pain. She was not employed, having recently finished her service with the Army, and had no ill contacts as far as she knew. She was, drum roll please, sent to the ER based on her symptoms. Basic labs were drawn and the had a slight leukocytosis (13k) with a left shift and no immature forms. Her platelet count was 55k. She was seen and treated and released from the ER. Her diagnosis was missed, but it was made on her next visit to the ER, three days later (for recurrent symptoms as above). I know this is a new one for us, but go ahead and give it a shot. All relevant questions answered when I can. Old school y'all.
Posted by 911DOC at Wednesday, July 28, 2010