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Bilateral Upper-Lobe Peripheral Consolidation in a 56-Year-Old Woman*

Jaffar A. Al-Tawfiq, MD, FCCP; Bassam Doujaiji, MD, FCCP
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*From the Internal Medicine Services Division, Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

Correspondence to: Jaffar A. Al-Tawfiq, MD, FCCP, PO Box 76, Room A428-2, Bldg 61, Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran 31311, Saudi Arabia; e-mail: jaffar.tawfiq@aramco.com



Chest. 2008;133(6):1512-1516. doi:10.1378/chest.07-2263
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A 56-year-old, American woman presented with shortness of breath and chest tightness for 3 weeks. She also had a dry cough for 1 week with associated fever, night sweats, and weight loss. The patient denied any other symptoms and had no history of asthma or other chronic medical illnesses. She was not taking any medications. She was working with ceramic tiles as a hobby and had not undertaken any recent travel.

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