Case 34

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 34

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A 36-year-old man with cystic fibrosis (CF) had small volume haemoptysis of 5–10ml every 3–4 days for 4 months. He was able to cycle short distances daily, although desaturated from SaO2 92% at rest to 70% on walking. His other medical history was of gall stones, pancreatic insufficiency (on Creon) and CF related diabetes (on insulin). He had 3–4 infective exacerbations per year requiring intra-venous antibiotics.

Chapter.  2057 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology

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