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A Young Male With History of Alcohol Abuse With Opacified Left Hemithorax and Massive Hemoptysis*

Hakim Azfar Ali, MD; Michael Lippmann, MD, FCCP; Uday Mundathaje, MD; Ghulam Khaleeq, MD
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*From the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA.

Correspondence to: Hakim Azfar Ali, MD, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Albert Einstein Medical Center, 5401 Old York Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19141; e-mail: alih@einstein.edu



Chest. 2008;133(5):1261-1266. doi:10.1378/chest.07-2128
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A 31-year-old man presented to the emergency department complaining of dyspnea, which was initially exertional but progressed over 3 weeks to dyspnea at rest. He also complained of cough productive of brownish-green sputum and pleuritic chest pain with intermittent fevers. He reported a decreased appetite and a 10-lb weight loss in the last 2 months. Social history was significant for 20 pack-years of smoking, and heavy ethanol and crack cocaine use.

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