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A Solitary Pulmonary Nodule With Zoonotic Implications*

Bret C. Bielawski, DO; Douglas Harrington, DO, FCCP; Edward Joseph, DO
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*From the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Mount Clemens General Hospital, Mount Clemens, MI.

Correspondence to: Bret C. Bielawski, DO, 11578 Juliette, Washington, MI 48094



Chest. 2001;119(4):1250-1252. doi:10.1378/chest.119.4.1250
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An 82-year-old white man presented with a chief complaint of productive cough without hemoptysis. He denied chest pain, dyspnea, wheezing, fevers, rigors, night sweats, weight loss, or recent travel. His medical history was notable only for bilateral venous stripping of the lower extremities 40 years ago. He was not taking any prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, herbs, or supplements. Sulfa drugs caused a rash. He denied alcohol abuse or ever smoking. He retired as a diemaker without any chemical exposures. He denied having any pets. His father died at age 65 of lung cancer.

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