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A 44-Year-Old Man With Sore Throat and Fatigue After Using an Old Camper Van

Vanessa Yap, MD; Jessica Abrantes, MD; Lucas Cruz, MD; Ulysses Wu, MD; Bimalin Lahiri, MD
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aDivision of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT

bPrimary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT

cInternal Medicine Residency Program, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT

dInfectious Disease Program, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford, CT

ePulmonary and Critical Care Section, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford, CT

CORRESPONDENCE TO: Vanessa Yap, MD, 263 Farmington Ave, Farmington, CT 06030


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(2):e49-e52. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.02.668
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A 44-year-old man from Connecticut with no significant past medical history presented to the ED with a 2-week history of sore throat and fatigue, subsequently developing cough, dyspnea, fevers, and chills. The patient reported buying an old camper van and noticed a large infestation of rodent droppings, which he had cleaned thoroughly from the cabin. He used the camper van on several camping trips in Vermont, and symptoms started on his return.

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