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40 yo Female with respiratory distress

A 40-year-old female with a history of diabetes mellitus presents with a complaint of 6 days cough and muscle aches. Patient has right-sided chest pain with deep breathing. Her vitals are the following: temperature 37.1 degrees Celcius; blood pressure 150/97 mmHg; heart rate 120 bpm; respiratory rate 19/min; and pulse oximetry 89%. On physical examination, she has diminished breath sounds and ronchi at the right bases. Her chest X-ray is shown. What are the diagnostic considerations What is your next move? What is the most appropriate management strategy?

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Taken on May 19, 2018