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Sandeep Mukherjee and Urmila Mukherjee, “A Comprehensive Review of Immunosuppression Used for Liver Transplantation,” Journal of Transplantation, vol. 2009, Article ID 701464, 20 pages, 2009. doi:10.1155/2009/701464
A 34 yo male with AIDS, currently on treatment for disseminated Histoplasmosis, is admitted with fever and hypotension. He has been on therapy for this infection for the last 4 months, and was doing well. However, he notes that he has become gradually more tired and has a decreased appetite. 2 days prior to this presentation, he underwent emergency surgery for a broken arm after a fall. After the procedure, he developed fever and hypotension on POD #1 and broad spectrum antibiotics were started. Currently, he remains febrile and has nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.
PE: Tmax 100.8, HR 115, BP 90/60. Abd TTP but no rebound.
Labs: WBC 12k (70% PMN, 5% Eos), h/h stable, Na 128, K 5.4, Cr 1.6, blood Cx ngtd.
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