Oct 17, 2017

A 22-year-old male complains of fever and...

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Edited: Oct 17, 2017

A 22-year-old male complains of fever and shortness of breath. There is no pleuritic chest pain or rigors and no sputum production. A chest x-ray shows diffuse perihilar infiltrates. The patient worsens while on erythromycin. A silver methenamine stain shows cystlike structures.

Which of the following is correct?

a. Definitive diagnosis can be made by serology

b. The organism will grow after 48 h

c. History will likely provide important clues to the diagnosis

d. Cavitary disease is likely to develop

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