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Pneumonia and Metabolic Acidosis in a 35-kilogram Man
A 71-year-old African American male (AAM) is admitted to the hospital with the chief complaint of shortness of breath (SOB) which has had become progressively worse during the last 4-5 days.
A previous CXR (6 months ago), left. Right-sided pneumonia, right.
What is the most likely diagnosis?
Why does he have acidosis?
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