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A 44-Year-Old Man With Chronic Cough, Weakness, and a Mediastinum MassMan With Cough, Weakness, and Mediastinum Mass

Dimitrios Theofilos, MD; Christina Triantafillidou, MD, PhD; Athanasios Zetos, MD; Danai Bisirtzoglou, MD, PhD; Froso Konstantinou, MD; Charalampos Marketos, MD; Georgios Politis, MD, PhD
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From the Pulmonary Department (Drs Theofilos, Triantafillidou, Zetos, Bisirtzoglou, Marketos, and Politis), Agios Savvas Anticancer-Oncology Hospital of Athens; and 6th Pulmonary Department (Dr Triantafillidou) and Internal Medicine Department (Dr Konstantinou), Sotiria General Hospital of Chest Diseases, Athens, Greece.

CORRESPONDENCE TO: Christina Triantafillidou, MD, PhD, 6th Pulmonary Dept, Sotiria General Hospital of Chest Diseases, 2 Limnou St, Palaiopanagia-Peania, 19002 Athens, Greece; e-mail: xristina.triantafyllidou@gmail.com


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Chest. 2015;148(3):e86-e90. doi:10.1378/chest.14-2982
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A 44-year-old white man presented with a 3-month history of dry cough and weakness. He had already been treated with antibiotics without any relief. He did not report dyspnea, fever, or expectoration. The patient’s medical history was significant for mild arterial hypertension and autoimmune thyroiditis with normal thyroid hormone levels. He was a nonsmoker and had been in excellent health until symptom onset.

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