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A 58-Year Old Woman With Recurrent Productive Cough and Diarrhea*

Ali El-Solh, MD; Pawan Sikka, MD; Azmi Draw, MD
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*From the Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Erie County Medical Center, University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, NY.

Correspondence to: Ali El-Solh, MD, FCCP, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Erie County Medical Center, 462 Grider St, Buffalo, NY 14215; e-mail: solh@buffalo.edu



Chest. 2000;118(4):1194-1197. doi:10.1378/chest.118.4.1194
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A 58 -year-old white woman with a medical history significant for hypothyroidism, hypertension, and coronary artery disease was referred for evaluation of recurrent productive cough, fever, and wheezing. During the prior 5 years, she had experienced similar episodes of respiratory illness, for which she had received 7 to 14 days of oral antibiotics and inhaled bronchodilators. In the last year, her symptoms have been associated with progressive dyspnea, and recurrent bouts of nonbloody diarrhea. She denied any hemoptysis, orthopnea, or paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea.

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