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miércoles, 10 de febrero de 2016

Influenza mimics

emDocs - February 9, 2016 - Author: Barr L - Edited by: Koyfman A and Long B
"Have you ever been in the ED just minding your own business when the bus arrives and 10 people check in? You blink at the board, utter a few exclamatory words to yourself, drop your pizza and give up hope that you might have time for a meal when the food is still hot. You then go to see the family of 4 who checked in with “flu-like” symptoms. Unfortunately many symptoms can be described as “flu-like” and keeping a broad differential is important to avoid missing a serious illness. Consider these patients all checking in with “flu-like” illness.