81-Year-Old Woman With Nausea, Fatigue, and Shortness of Breath

Cook, Rachel J.; Young, Timothy J.; McDonald, Furman S.
April 2004
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Apr2004, Vol. 79 Issue 4, p533
Academic Journal
Reports on the case of an 81-year-old woman which nausea and fatigue. Prescription of floxacin for presumed urinary tract infection; Increasing fatigue and dyspnea; Admittance to the hospital for pneumonia and volume overload; Persistence of symptoms; Medical history remarkable for hypertension and left ventricular hypertrophy with heart failure.


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