Infectious Disease Case Study

QUESTIONNeed health and medical help with Infectious Disease Case StudyI need the 5 questions below answered about this case study. Thank you!Infectious Disease Case StudyCC:  L.F. is a 20 year old male college student with a 2-week history ofcough and increased sputum production who presents to your clinic with new chestpain when he coughs, shortness of breath, intermittent fever and chills andblood-tinged sputum.HPI: Cough treated with guiafenesin with dextromethorphan obtained formroommateAllergies:  sulfa (nausea)Physical examination:GEN:  DOE and pleuritic chest painVS:  BP120/75   HR 95   T  100.5   RR 35  WT 90kg   HT 6’4″CHEST:  LUL is CTA withsignificantly decreased breath sounds.  There are E-to-A changes in the LLL andacross the middle of the right lung field.COR:  tachycardic, noMRGHENT:  WNLABD:  WNLGU:  WNLNEURO:  WNLSKIN:  WNLChest X-ray: Consolidation of the inferior segments of the LLL.  Remainder ofthe lungs are clear.  Heart size WNL.Sputum Gram Stain:  many WBC, few epithelial cells, moderate gram-positivecocci in chains and pairsQuestions to Answer:Based upon what you learned in class and from your readings, what are the 2most likely pathogens that would cause pneumonia in this patient?Based upon your answer to the above question, and the gram stain, what isthe most likely causative microorganism in this patient?What would you prescribe for this patient to treat his infection, and whatwould you tell this patient about those medications (i.e. AE, monitoring ofcondition…)?What other medications would you prescribe for this patient?How would you follow-up with this patient (i.e. under what circumstanceswould you see him back)?

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