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A 65-year-old man presents to the hospital complaining of fever, shaking, and a cough productive of brown sputum. Of note, his social history reveals that he lives at home with his wife and their parrot. A radiograph of the chest shows infiltrate localized to the right lower lobe. His illness abates after an aggressive course of penicillin. what is the most likely etiology of this patient ?
A. chlamydia psittaci
B. Legionella pneumophila
C. chlamydia pneumonia
D. strep. pneumonia
E. Mycoplasma pneumonia
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A. Chlamydia psittaci???
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is it a tricky question...?

i think it's D) strep. pneumoniae.........

coz brown sputum(rusty), 65 yr old(most common pneumonia), treated with pencillin(chlamydia treatment is doxy)...........

thanks for the question
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Yes,brownish sputum=S.pnemonia
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Yeah, it makes sense. I thought I read that penicillin didn't help the patient. But it did...so S. pneumo makes sense.
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i think its Spneumo
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D. strep. pneumonia
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was easy question but i missed it (( story of parrot makes me think is psittaci pneumonia (( Buzzword rely isnt good idea at all . Ans is D , as explained very well with venky 2600
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