Healthy woman presents with general malaise, severe cough and breathlessness


Question Number 0579
Question:
A 20 year old previously healthy woman presents with general malaise, severe cough and breathlessness which has not improved with a seven day course of amoxycillin. There is nothing significant to find on examination. The x-ray shows patchy shadowing throughout the lung fields. The blood film shows clumping of red cells with suggestion of cold agglutinins.
a) Strep pneumococcus
b) Mycobacterium tuberculosis
c) Mycoplasma pneumoniae
d) Pneumocystis carinii
e) Staphylococcus aureus


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