Trevor Van Schooneveld, Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease
77-year-old female from long-term care facility
Altered mental status, increased oxygen need
Crackles on lung exam, temperature: 39.0°C
Significant medical history:
Dementia, oxygen-dependent chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
PCT can be useful in determining the need for antibiotics in patients with early COVID-19.
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