Case 35

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 35

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A 37-year-old lady was referred to the chest clinic with a 6-week history of progressive shortness of breath, productive cough and malaise. She reported a several year history of productive cough, recurrent chest infections and repeated courses of antibiotics. She was known to have common variable immunodeficiency (CVID), which was diagnosed at the age of 19. She had undergone a splenectomy (for haemolytic anaemia) and received daily treatment with prophylactic penicillin and regular courses of intravenous immunoglobulin.

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Subjects: Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology

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