Case In Point: A boy with shortness of breath, cough, and myalgias
August 01, 2006
An 8-year-old boy presented with a 6-week history of shortness of breath, cough, and myalgias, but no fever. His pediatrician had made the diagnosis of bronchiolitis, and the patient was treated with azithromycin and albuterol via a metered-dose inhaler. Because the patient did not improve, he was given a 10-day course of amoxicillin, followed by a course of clarithromycin after a chest radiograph revealed bilateral infiltrates, suggesting atypical pneumonia.