Friday, 9 November 2012

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Practice Question #2

A 77 year old male is admitted to the hospital. He is desaturated at 80% PaO2, HR 100, RR 40, and complains of dizziness. The patient says he hasn't coughed anything up. An Roentenogram is performed and you visualize a fluid level on the right middle lobe.

What treatment was the patient most likely taking that triggered his illness?

1. Chemotherapy (CHOP regimen)
2. Salbutamol
3. Steroids
4. Adalimumab
5. Anakinra
6. Chloramphenicol
7. Clindamycin
8. Dextromethorphan

Please explain the logical process you employed to choose the answer you submitted. Answer in the comment section bellow.

*Exercises to refine your mental process. It doesn't matter if you get it right or wrong. It's to practice and get your skills sharpened!*