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An unusual case of recurrent chest infections

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Show simple item record Dahab, Taqua Saleem, Shahzaib Gumani, Dikshaini Casserly, Brian Sharkey, Claire Laghi, Frank Newmarch, William 2017-08-15T08:23:39Z 2017-08-15T08:23:39Z 2017
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dc.description.abstract This case presentation relates to a 53 year old male, cachectic in appearance, who presented with progressively worsening dyspnoea, cough, intermittent haemoptysis and a history of nasal dryness on going over five months. The patient had received multiple courses of oral antibiotics for suspected community acquired pneumonia with no significant improvement. He was referred to our Respiratory Department for further evaluation of his symptoms. His HRCT showed right middle lobe consolidation with central cavitations. Furthermore, the transbronchial biopsy had been performed and the ytological examination revealed lipid laden macrophage with interstitial inflammatory changes. With return to the patient over the counter drug history, he described the frequent use of petroleum jelly to alleviate the symptoms of nasal dryness. This is the first report case of exogenous lipoid pneumonia presented with haemoptysis and cavitations in the HRCT. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Respiratory Medicine Case Reports;22, pp. 145-146
dc.subject unusual en_US
dc.subject recurrent en_US
dc.subject chest en_US
dc.subject infections en_US
dc.title An unusual case of recurrent chest infections en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.rmcr.2017.08.002
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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