Hy 2016

Case: There are many ways to ask this. It is about Post operative fever scenario. The question will describe a pt.a few days post op with a spiking fever. You will have to determine which one it is? Give me a few examples of what are common causes. Then, a hint they will give will be the “time horizon” and “if they are on anti-biotics”, etc.

a) Atelectasis is so common. But so is antibiotics, UTIs, pneumonia, DVT/PE, infection, abscess. Look in the question stem for clues...they HAVE to give one.