COPD Exacerbation

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The patient is a 61-year old female who has a history of Chronic Obstructive PulmonaryDisease (COPD), hypertension, Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), and anxiety. The patient is familiar with the diagnosis and illnesses that have been contracted over the years and is knowledgeable about the disease processes, medications, and signs and symptoms of each disease. The patient came into the emergency department presenting with dyspnea, chest pain, weakness, and severe wheezing. The patient was diagnosed with an onset of a COPD exacerbation. During the hospital, stay chest x-ray and respiratory panel was done, showing positive for pneumonia. The patient continued to stay at the hospital until oxygenation status improved and the course of IV antibiotics
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