Malaise, weight loss, pleuritic chest pain and productive cough: What is your call?

Lionakis, Michail S.; Hamill, Richard J.
May 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/6/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 10, p1289
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a diagnostic case of a 53-year-old man who presented with a 2-month history of malaise, anorexia and weight loss, and a history of chest pain and a productive cough of yellow-brown sputum. A computed tomography scan of his chest revealed a spiculated mass, pleural effusion on the right side, mediastinal lymphadenopathy and postobstructive pneumonia. He was diagnosed having a pulmonary actinomycosis.


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