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A 34-Year-Old Pregnant Woman With Cough, Chest Pain, and a Left Upper Lobe Mass

Sujith V. Cherian, MD; Karunakar Akasapu, MD; Anupam Kumar, MD; Shakuntala H. Mauzo, MD; Meenakshi B. Bhattacharjee, MD
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Dr Kumar is currently at the Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Respiratory Institute, Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland, OH).

aDivision of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, TX

bDepartment of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, TX

CORRESPONDENCE TO: Sujith V. Cherian, MD, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 6431 Fannin St, MSB 1.434, Houston, TX 77030


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(3):e87-e91. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.03.008
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A 34-year-old white woman who was 30 weeks’ pregnant initially presented to her primary care physician with a cough for which she was given antibiotics, but she had persistent symptoms. These were followed by chest pain, as a result of which she was referred to our department. She had a past medical history of hypertension, and currently was in her sixth pregnancy, with no reported complications in the previous pregnancies. Review of systems was otherwise negative. She had a three-pack-year smoking history, but denied smoking during her current pregnancy.

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