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A 59-Year-Old Woman With Chronic Cough and Multiple Pulmonary Nodules

Martin Schwaiblmair, MD; Thomas Haeckel, MD; Theodor Wagner, MD; Andreas Probst, MD; Thomas Berghaus, MD
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From the Clinic of Medicine I (Drs Schwaiblmair and Berghaus), the Clinic of Diagnostic Radiology and Neuroradiology (Dr Haeckel), the Institute of Pathology (Dr Wagner), and the Clinic of Medicine III (Dr Probst), Klinikum Augsburg, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Augsburg, Germany.

Correspondence to: Martin Schwaiblmair, MD, Clinic of Medicine I, Klinikum Augsburg, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Stenglinstr. 2, D-86156 Augsburg, Germany; e-mail: martin.schwaiblmair@klinikum-augsburg.de


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Chest. 2010;137(3):720-723. doi:10.1378/chest.09-1669
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A 59-year-old woman with a history of hypertension presented to a general practitioner for evaluation of a 4-week history of chronic cough, weight loss, night sweats, and diarrhea. Additionally, the patient complained about pleuritic pain for 2 days. In the last 2 weeks before admission, she received moxifloxacin without any improvement. The patient was then transferred to our hospital for further evaluation.

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