A 42 y/o Hispanic man without significant medical
history presented to the ED with the complaint of
increasing left-sided chest pain. The patient reported that
symptoms began 4 days prior, when he developed a
severe headache. That night, he noted increasing chills
and sweats, with a fever measured at 103 degrees F. The
following morning, he developed left-sided chest pain
that he described as a pressure exacerbated by movement
and breathing. For the next several days, he reported
feeling worse with continuous chills and fever spikes up
to 105 degrees F, along with increased severity and
duration of his chest pain.
Patel, MD, Jigar
"A Man with Fevers and Chest Pain,"
The Medicine Forum:
Vol. 5, Article 7.
Available at: http://jdc.jefferson.edu/tmf/vol5/iss1/7