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A 20-Year-Old Man With Fever, Chest Pain, and Lung Nodules20-Year-Old Man With Lung Nodules and Chest Pain

Jose Angelo A. De Dios, MD; Adnan A. Javaid, MD; Thalia Mesologites, MD; Bimalin Lahiri, MD, FCCP
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From the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (Drs De Dios and Javaid), University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington; and the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (Dr Mesologites) and the Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (Dr Lahiri), St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford, CT.

Correspondence to: Bimalin Lahiri, MD, FCCP, Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, 114 Woodland St, Hartford, CT 06105; e-mail: blahiri@stfranciscare.org


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© 2011 American College of Chest Physicians


Chest. 2011;140(5):1378-1381. doi:10.1378/chest.11-0907
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A 20-year-old man was seen in the office for an abnormal chest CT scan. He had been in good health until a month prior, when he developed an upper respiratory tract infection with a congested cough, fever, and shortness of breath. He later developed pleuritic chest pain in the left upper hemithorax. Symptoms resolved except for the pain, which radiated to the left lateral hemithorax. The pain was severe, constant, and unbearable, so he went to the ED. Pain was controlled adequately by pain medications. He was told to follow up with a pulmonologist because of abnormal chest imaging.

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