Rapid Breathing

Rapid breathing can be due to minor problems, such as abdominal distention, or life-threatening illnesses, such as sepsis. Rapid breathing or grunting should always be considered a medical emergency. Admission for investigations, monitoring, and therapy should be considered in all but the mildest cases. When a cause cannot be identified on initial presentation, a full sepsis workup (full blood count, blood culture, urinalysis, chest x-ray, and cerebrospinal fluid examination) should be done and broad-spectrum antibiotics administered (Table 112-4).

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Dealing With Back Pain

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