Case 13

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 13

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A 31-year-old man presented to the emergency department with dyspnoea, slowly progressive over a period of 3 months, associated with fatigue, anorexia and 2-stone weight loss. One week before presentation he developed night sweats. He was otherwise fit and well, with no relevant past medical or family history. He was Indian and had moved to the UK 5 years previously. On examination he was febrile, tachypnoeic (20/min) with oxygen saturations of 96% on room air, and signs of a large left pleural effusion. A BCG scar was present in the right deltoid area.

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Subjects: Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology

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