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Infant with Productive Cough, Fever, Wheezing, Crackles - Let's Diagnose

may20quiz.jpgParents brought their 5-month-old to his pediatrician after the productive cough he had had for a few days got significantly worse and he registered a fever. They could hear him wheezing, and he was irritable and feeding poorly. Normally, he was a very playful, active baby at home and day care, but now he just wanted to be held constantly by his parents. The doctor could hear crackles when listening to his breathing.

Could it be viral pneumonia? Common cold? RSV infection? Influenza?

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