MCQ – 89137


A 25-year-old military recruit comes in with fever, headache, malaise, dyspnea, and a non-productive cough that is worse at night for the past 2 weeks. Several of his dormitory friends have also suffered from similar symptoms. He has no relevant family or past medical history. His vitals are normal except for a temperature of 101 F. Physical examination is significant only for crackles on both sides of the chest. A chest x-ray reveals diffuse reticulonodular opacities throughout bilateral lung fields. Which of the following is the next best step of management in this patient?

A.  Start the patient on azithromycin


Admit the patient for IV fluoroquinolones


Perform a PPD test on this patient


Perform a CT scan

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