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A 36-Year-Old Haitian Man With Coma, Acute Kidney Injury, Lactic Acidosis, and Respiratory FailureMan With Coma, Acidosis, and Respiratory Failure

Oluwaseun O. Falade-Nwulia, MD, MPH; Gurpreet Dhaliwal, MD; Matthew P. Schreiber, MD; Sanjay Saint, MD, MPH; Andrew F. Shorr, MD, MPH
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From the Critical Care Medicine Department (Dr Falade-Nwulia), National Institutes of Health and the Division of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD; the Department of Medicine (Dr Dhaliwal), San Francisco VA Medical Center and University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA; the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (Drs Schreiber and Shorr), Washington Hospital Center and Georgetown University, Washington, DC; and the Ann Arbor VA Medical Center and Department of Internal Medicine (Dr Saint), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

Correspondence to: Oluwaseun O. Falade-Nwulia, MD, MPH, Critical Care Medicine Department, National Institutes of Health, 10 Center Dr, Rm 2C145, Bethesda, MD 20892; e-mail: ofalade1@jhmi.edu


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Chest. 2012;142(3):798-801. doi:10.1378/chest.11-3209
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