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A 30-Year-Old Man With a History of Polysubstance Abuse and Hepatitis C Presents With Exertional Dyspnea and Patchy Ground-Glass Opacities*

Francis Girvin, MRCP, FRCR; Ioannis Vlahos, MRCP, FRCR
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*From the New York School of Medicine/New York University and Bellevue Medical Centers.

Corrrespondence to: Ioannis Vlahos, MRCP, FRCR, New York University Medical Center, 560 First Ave, IRM 236, New York, NY 10016; e-mail: francisg71@yahoo.co.uk



Chest. 2006;130(5):1608-1611. doi:10.1378/chest.130.5.1608
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