Ann Clin Case Rep | Volume 7, Issue 1 | Review Article | Open Access

A 67-yo with Acute Hypoxic Respiratory Failure

Melody Siff1, Snehal Bansod1 and Benson A Babu2*

1Saint Johns Hospital Far Rockaway, USA
2Good Samaritan Medical Center, Westchester Network, USA

*Correspondance to: Benson A Babu 

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A 67-year-old female presented to the emergency department for three days with progressive cough,
shortness of breath, weakness, nausea, and vomiting. The patient was identified to have influenzarelated
acute hypoxic respiratory failure, and a workup was initiated in the intensive care unit with
a differential diagnosis formulated. This case presentation breaks down the clinical decision-making
process step by step and provides a detailed evidence-based description of the differential diagnosis.
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) was identified and managed according to the current
Conclusion: It’s important to recognize and manage acute respiratory distress symptoms as a
complication of influenza using evidence-based medicine early as well as consider transferring to a
tertiary care facility in a timely manner.


Siff M, Bansod S, Babu B. A 67-yo with Acute Hypoxic Respiratory Failure. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2022; 7: 2325..

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