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Case 5

John Stradling, Andrew Stanton, Najib Rahman, Annabel Nickol and Helen Davies

in Oxford Case Histories in Respiratory Medicine

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print July 2010 | ISBN: 9780199556373
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191753299 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199556373.003.05

Series: Oxford Case Histories

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A 51-year-old lady presented to A&E with shortness of breath for several months, much worse over the last 2 days, now with orthopnoea. Because of associated ankle swelling, she had been treated with diuretics 2 weeks earlier, which produced a 5kg weight loss and some temporary improvement in her shortness of breath. She had no associated history of chest pain, paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnoea, cough or sputum, no significant past medical history, and no personal or family history of lung disease. System review was negative. She had never smoked, was unemployed and had two children.

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Subjects: Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology

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