Image IQ: Sharp Pleuritic Chest Pain, Shortness of Breath, Fever, Myalgia

June 1, 2020

Test your diagnostinc skills with this month's quiz from Visual Dx!

Test your diagnostinc skills with this month's quiz from Visual Dx!

A 35-year-old man went to the ED complaining of sharp pleuritic chest pain and shortness of breath. The pain was worse when he lay down on his back and improved when he sat up and leaned forward. He also had a fever and muscle pain. The doctor noted a pericardial friction rub when listening to his heart. He reported no other recent illnesses or infections.

Can you diagnose the patient? Use the Differential Builder in VisualDx to help you


A. Pulmonary embolism
B. Pericarditis
C. Gastroesophageal reflux disease
D. Streptococcus pneumoniae pneumonia

 

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