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SUMMARY

In summary, you have a 2 year old girl who presented with an initial flu-like illness with fever, rash, mild hepatitis and myocarditis, had a questionable clinical response to systemic corticosteroids and now has had progressive respiratory symptoms over the last 2 months, associated with hypoxia and CXR findings of migrating patchy opacifications with a mixed air space/interstitial pattern and low lung volumes.

WHAT IS YOUR DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS AT THIS POINT?

 

DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS?

– INFECTIOUS: BACTERIAL/ SUPER BACTERIAL, MYCOPLASMA, VIRAL, FUNGAL, OPPORTUNISTIC (with history of steroid use)

– INTERSTITIAL LUNG DISEASE: IDIOPATHIC OR SECONDARY TO RHEUMATOLOGICAL CONDITION, POST INFECTIOUS

– VASCULITIS

– PULMONARY HEMMORHAGE

WHAT WOULD YOU SUGGEST NEXT?



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