Case 12

John Stradling, Andrew Stanton, Najib Rahman, Annabel Nickol and Helen Davies

in Oxford Case Histories in Respiratory Medicine

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Published in print July 2010 | ISBN: 9780199556373
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191753299 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Case Histories

Case 12

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A 53-year-old lady presented to her GP with a lower respiratory tract infection following a holiday in Spain. Two courses of antibiotics produced little response. Because she was wheezing, and had a history of exercise wheeze in the past, she received beclomethasone and salbutamol inhalers; in addition, her atenolol for hypertension was stopped. This produced a short-lived improvement but wheezing and intermittent dizziness continued, despite various changes in asthma therapy. Finally, despite a normal peak flow, she received a course of oral steroids pending referral to the clinic.

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Subjects: Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology

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