An important case of atypical pneumonia

Arvind Yerramilli, Michelle Sam, Aadith Ashok and Eugene Athan
Med J Aust 2023; 218 (1): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.51791
Published online: 16 January 2023

A 38‐year‐old woman presented to the emergency department with a 2‐week history of fever, headache and mild dry cough. She lived in an area that was undergoing a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‐19) outbreak at the time. A household contact had mild coryzal symptoms in the week prior but had recovered and was negative for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS‐CoV‐2). There were no other sick contacts and no travel history.

  • 1 Barwon Health, Geelong, VIC
  • 2 Australian Clinical Labs, Geelong, VIC
  • 3 Alfred Health, Melbourne, VIC
  • 4 Deakin University, Geelong, VIC

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