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An Unusual Case of Postpartum DyspneaUnusual Case of Postpartum Dyspnea

Avinash Ramdass, MD; Tauseef Qureshi, MD; Jasdip Matharu, MD; James Cury, MD; Vandana Seeram, MD
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From the Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care (Drs Ramdass, Matharu, Cury, and Seeram), University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville, FL; and University of South California, Pulmonary and Critical Care (Dr Qureshi), Los Angeles, CA.

CORRESPONDENCE TO: Avinash Ramdass, MD, Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care, University of Florida College of Medicine, 7th Floor, Clinical Center, 655 W8th St, C54, Jacksonville, FL 32209; e-mail: avinash.ramdass@jax.ufl.edu


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Chest. 2015;147(2):e38-e43. doi:10.1378/chest.14-0841
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A 40-year-old South Asian woman was admitted in active labor at 38 weeks’ gestation. She had an unremarkable medical history with routine prenatal care, negative HIV testing results, and an uneventful pregnancy. She received a Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine during childhood and reportedly had a subsequent positive purified protein-derivative test result 1 year prior to conception. She never smoked and had seven normal term pregnancies.

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