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BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 09 February 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c763
  1. Roberto G Carbone1,
  2. Giuseppe Villa, professor2,
  3. Giovanni Bottino, professor3
  1. 1Respiratory Unit, Regional Hospital Aosta, Aosta, Italy
  2. 2Nuclear Medicine Unit, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy
  3. 3DIMI, University of Genoa
  1. robertocarbo{at}

    A 65 year old heavy smoker with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease was admitted with increased dyspnoea. He was afebrile. Chest radiography showed a …

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