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Mild cough and decreased breath sounds in an 82 year old woman

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i2080 (Published 15 April 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2080
  1. David C Howlett, consultant radiologist1,
  2. Joseph Dalby Sinnott, core surgical trainee year 22
  1. 1Department of Radiology, East Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust, Eastbourne, UK
  2. 2East Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust, Eastbourne, UK
  1. Correspondence to: J D Sinnott j.d.sinnott{at}gmail.com

An 82 year old woman presented to her general practitioner with a tickling cough and symptoms of an upper respiratory tract infection. Her blood gas saturations were normal and she was otherwise well. However, she had a history of tuberculosis and had undergone an unknown operation many years ago. The GP thought that she had decreased breath sounds at …

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