I appreciate your response but your patient was not really asymptomatic.
I'll bet that with the fever there was also some tachypnea.. How much is
attributed to the fever alone ??> ( I know 1-2 bpm/degree of F)
Still in my experience I have been able to find numerous kids with fever and
no easily identified pulmonary symptoms that presented with Temp, WBC>15K
and who had consolidated infiltrates on their CXR>
I stand by my previous post..I respect Ellen Crain and her work but in this
instance can not accept that conclusion..
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