Emergency department management of alcohol withdrawal
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A 50-year-old woman with schizophrenia was brought in by staff from a homeless shelter for cough. She complained of productive, nonbloody sputum for 3 days without shortness of breath. Her vital signs on presentation were 99.0°F (37.2°C), pulse 100 bpm, blood pressure 130/90 mm Hg, respiratory rate 18 breaths/min, and pulse oximetry 94% on room air.
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