Septic shock recognition by bedside chest ultrasonography in the emergency department

Critical Care; Emergency Medicine; Infection And Immunity
Case Report
10.1102/1470-5206.2014.0001
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Septic shock recognition by bedside chest ultrasonography in the emergency department

The case of a young man who presented in the emergency department complaining of sudden onset of cough, fever and haemoptysis is described. Chest ultrasonography rapidly diagnosed an acute respiratory distress syndrome picture, which was confirmed on computed tomography. This allowed prompt management of the patient. Blood cultures yielded Streptococcus pyogenes and pharyngeal exudates were positive for influenza B virus.

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Editor-in-Chief

Frank Cross
Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon
The London Clinic, UK

Editors

Neil Barnes
Consultant Physician
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK
Ali Jawad
Professor of Rheumatology
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK

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