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A 79-Year-Old Man With Dyspnea, Dysphagia, and WeaknessMan With Dyspnea, Dysphagia, and Weakness

Mar Riveiro-Barciela, MD; Ane Labirua-Iturburu, MD; Albert Selva-O’Callaghan, MD, PhD
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From the Internal Medicine Department, Vall d’Hebron General Hospital; and Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.

Correspondence to: Mar Riveiro-Barciela, MD, Internal Medicine Department, Vall d’Hebron General Hospital, Passeig Vall d’Hebron 119-129. 08035 Barcelona, Spain; e-mail: mar.riveiro@gmail.com


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Chest. 2012;142(1):252-255. doi:10.1378/chest.11-2437
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