19-Year-Old Man With Chest Pain, Fever, and Vomiting

Schultz, Jason C.; Lassi, Nisha K.; Edson, Randall S.
November 2007
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Nov2007, Vol. 82 Issue 11, p1405
Academic Journal
The article describes the case of a 19-year old patient who was presented to the emergency department with a 5-day history of chest pain, fever and vomiting. The vital signs and findings of the various tests on the patient are discussed. The patient developed polymicrobial mediastinitis as a complication of mediastinal histoplasmosis. The symptoms, complications and diagnosis of the disease are explained.


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