Case 41

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 41

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An 80-year-old woman was admitted to A&E with breathlessness. She had initially presented to her GP with a dry cough, and was diagnosed with a viral upper respiratory tract infection. Over the following three weeks she experienced progressive shortness of breath on exertion, and at presentation was breathless at rest. She denied sputum production, fevers and any constitutional symptoms.

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Subjects: Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology

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