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About three weeks later, the patient presented with respiratory distress. He had been short of breath for three days, and his condition had worsened to the point that he could not complete sentences. He was taken to an emergency department for evaluation, where he was noted to be tachypneic, tachycardic and hypoxic (pulse oximeter: with ≈70% on room air), with a fever of 101ºF. The patient was placed on a non-rebreather face mask and airlifted to our pediatric intensive care unit (PICU).