An atypical case of typical pneumonia

Kathryn A Taylor, David Durrheim, Peter Massey, Kris Hughes, Jane Heller, Belinda Jones

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Abstract

A man from a semi-rural area, 36 years of age, presented to his general practitioner (GP) with a three-day history of a febrile illness and worsening headaches. His symptoms included fever, lethargy, headache and dry cough. The patient worked as a tradesperson and kept pet birds as a hobby. He had not travelled recently and no other household members were unwell. On examination, the patient had a temperature of 37.5 C, heart rate of 145 beats per minute, respiratory rate of 24 breaths per minute, oxygen saturation of 96% on room air and scattered crepitations on auscultation. He had been previously well, was a current smoker, and did not have any other medical comorbidities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-121
Number of pages3
JournalAustralian Journal of General Practice
Volume47
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2018

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    Taylor, K. A., Durrheim, D., Massey, P., Hughes, K., Heller, J., & Jones, B. (2018). An atypical case of typical pneumonia. Australian Journal of General Practice, 47(3), 119-121.