Blood-Streaked Sputum and Dyspnea: Your Dx?

October 30, 2014

Dyspnea and blood-streaked sputum; severe URI followed by rash; chronic pain; Lemierre syndrome . . . how well will you do on this quiz?

Question 1:

A 61-year-old man with an 80 pack-year smoking history and a past medical history of arthritis presented with hoarseness, dyspnea, and cough productive of blood-streaked sputum. Bronchoscopy showed a mass that was mobile with respiration and that bled when it was touched with the bronchoscope.

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Question 2:

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Question 3:

A 56-year-old man had sudden appearance of a rash on the trunk and extremities. Immediately before presentation, he had a severe upper respiratory tract infection, which included pharyngitis.

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Question 4:

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Question 5:

Group B streptococcal (GBS) infection was diagnosed in a 2-month-old infant who was born at 26 weeks’ gestation.

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ANSWER KEY:

Question 1. A

Question 2. E

Question 3. C

Question 4. E

Question 5. C