The patient’s vital signs on admission to the hospital were as
follows: temperature, 101.6°F; pulse rate, 100 beats/min; respiratory
rate, 20 breaths/min; and BP, 110/70 mm Hg. A physical examination was
significant for the presence of rales in the right base of the lung.
Laboratory data on admission to the hospital were as follows: WBC
count, 6,400/mm3; hematocrit, 39.8; and platelet
count, 163,000/mm3. There were normal levels of
electrolytes, normal renal function, and normal results for
urinalysis. Cultures of blood, sputum, and urine were negative.