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A 27-Year-Old Woman With Cough, Dyspnea, and Wheezing*

M. Farrell, MBBCh; H. Page McAdams, MD; Jeremy J. Erasmus, MD
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*From the Department of Radiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC.

Correspondence to: H. Page McAdams, MD, Duke University Medical Center, Department of Radiology, Box 3808, Durham, NC 27710



Chest. 1999;116(2):557-559. doi:10.1378/chest.116.2.557
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A 27-year-old woman presented with a history of chronic cough and wheezing, recurrent lower respiratory tract infections, and progressive shortness of breath. Asthma had been diagnosed 1 year previously in this patient, and her therapy included an inhaled β-adrenergic agonist and glucocorticoid.

On admission, her temperature was 38.5°C, pulse rate was 86 beats/min, respiratory rate was 17 breaths/min, and BP was 126/70 mm Hg. Auscultation of her lungs revealed diffuse rhonchi, and palpation revealed no abdominal organomegaly. Findings from the examination of the CNS and skin was normal. Leukocytosis was revealed in a WBC count of 24.5 × 109 cells/L with 85% neutrophils. The platelet count and hemoglobin levels were normal. Arterial blood gas indexes included a Po2 of 68 mm Hg, Pco2 of 47 mm Hg, HCO3 of 31 mEq/L, and pH of 7.43.

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