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A 40-Year-Old Woman With Multilobar Nodular Densities and Massive HemoptysisA Woman With Massive Hemoptysis

Jeffrey Albores, MD; Joanne Bando, MD; Igor Barjaktarevic, MD
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From the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA.

CORRESPONDENCE TO: Jeffrey Albores, MD, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 10833 Le Conte Ave, 37-131 CHS, Los Angeles CA 90095; e-mail: jalbores@mednet.ucla.edu


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Chest. 2014;146(4):e134-e137. doi:10.1378/chest.13-2927
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A 40-year-old white woman presented with 1-week history of mild cough, fever, and progressive nonmassive bright-red blood hemoptysis. She denied dyspnea, sputum production, epistaxis, hematemesis, or weight loss. She was an active smoker for the past 20 years with history of chronic pancreatitis and chronic pain requiring jejunal tube feeding and chronic IV analgesics. She had no history of malignancy or lung disease and had been in her usual state of health until the symptom onset a week prior.

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