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A 37-year-old woman without a significant past medical history presents after 3 days of a cough that produces yellow sputum with some streaks of blood. She has not checked her temperature but says she has “felt warm” and has some chills. She does have associated shortness of breath, but she reports that she has not had chest pain, leg pain or swelling, sweating, or headache. She has a history of hypertension, and she takes an oral contraceptive and lisinopril. She smokes cigarettes but does not drink alcohol or take street drugs.

View the image taken (Figure 1) and consider what your diagnosis would be.

Productive Cough and Chills in an Adult
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