Case 36

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 36

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A 74-year-old woman was referred to the chest clinic with a 4-month history of malaise, cough, sputum production and an abnormal CXR. She had been treated with several courses of different antibiotics by her GP with some symptomatic response over that period. She had a past history of left breast carcinoma 20 years previously, treated with local resection and high-dose radiotherapy. The patient reported significant skin damage after radiotherapy, and CXRs from 15 years previously, reviewed in the clinic, showed evidence of early left-upper zone fibrosis and mild volume loss.

Chapter.  1483 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology

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