A surprising diagnosisBMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7238.849 (Published 25 March 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:849
- Catherine Harkness, general practitioner
- Willey, Warwickshire
The elderly woman was already frail when she came to me complaining of a cough and weight loss. Alarm bells rang as I examined her and arranged for blood tests and a chest x ray examination. As I feared, the chest radiograph was suspicious, and referral was advised.