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Expectorating the diagnosis: ruptured hydatid cyst

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 18 February 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h654
  1. Karan Madan, assistant professor1,
  2. Vijay Hadda, assistant professor1,
  3. Gopi C Khilnani, professor1,
  4. Randeep Guleria, professor1
  1. 1Department of Pulmonary Medicine and Sleep Disorders, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, India
  1. Correspondence to: K Madan drkaranmadan{at}

A 25 year old woman presented with acute onset cough; streaky haemoptysis; and expectoration of large, whitish, salty sputum while bathing in …

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