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A 46-Year-Old Man With Seizures, Brain Lesions, and Pulmonary InfiltratesMan With Brain Lesions and Lung Infiltrates

Rachel L. Zemans, MD; Amanda R. Stream, MD; Ali I. Musani, MD, FCCP; Gurpreet Dhaliwal, MD
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From the Department of Medicine (Drs Zemans and Musani), National Jewish Health, Denver, CO; Department of Medicine (Drs Zemans, Stream, and Musani), University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO; and Department of Medicine (Dr Dhaliwal), San Francisco VA Medical Center, and Department of Medicine (Dr Dhaliwal), University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.

Correspondence to: Rachel L. Zemans, MD, Department of Medicine, National Jewish Health, 1400 Jackson St, #A555, Denver, CO 80206; e-mail: ZemansR@NJHealth.org


Funding/Support: This work was supported by the National Institutes of Health [grant HL103772] (to Dr Zemans).

Reproduction of this article is prohibited without written permission from the American College of Chest Physicians (http://www.chestpubs.org/site/misc/reprints.xhtml).


© 2012 American College of Chest Physicians


Chest. 2012;141(1):265-269. doi:10.1378/chest.11-1397
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A 44-year-old man with no medical history presented with multiple new-onset seizures during 1 week. He denied tobacco, alcohol, or illicit drug use. He worked for 15 years spraying pesticides and herbicides on farms. On presentation, the patient was actively seizing. He was treated with antiepileptic medications and intubated for airway protection.

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