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Patient With Fever, Hypoxemia, and Pulmonary ConsolidationsA Case of Fever and Pulmonary Consolidation

Philip Hui, MD; Blair Walker, MD; Robert D. Levy, MD, FCCP
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From the Division of Respiratory Medicine (Drs Hui and Levy), Department of Medicine, and the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (Dr Walker), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Correspondence to: Philip Hui, MD, University of British Columbia, Division of Respiratory Medicine, Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre, 7th Floor, 2775 Laurel St, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9, Canada; e-mail: Philip.hui@medportal.ca


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Chest. 2012;142(5):1348-1351. doi:10.1378/chest.12-0482
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