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What causes low grade fever, chills and fatigue when diagnosed with pneumonia?

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Just took my spouse to the ER, he is 6 weeks Post op partial wedge resection LUL, Lt Phrenectomy, Pericardial wimdow Thymus gland removal for cancer he has 1 bout of pneumonia 10 day pop, today he became almost delirious, having riggers, sevee chills, low grade fever, extreme fatigue, increased SOB, decreased lung sounds alll the way aroung, chest pain upn inspiration spasm like, wht count 16.6b w a left shift..ekg tropnin neg, lytes all ok and saon 98 percent.mon room air, wet reading CXR shows consoildation, atelectasis and plearal effusions.....he discharged him said idiopatic chest pain
Sat, 10 Mar 2018 in null
Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Advice to go to the emergency room/hospital again.

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The symptoms and chest Xray findings are all indicative of pneumonia with pleural effusion. It is important to initiate antibiotics (preferably intravenous) as soon as possible, given his co-morbidities.
There is no treatment that can be done at home.The patient requires hospitalization and treatment under medical monitoring. Please be advised to follow up with the emergency room or urgent care again as soon as possible.

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