A 48-Year-Old Man With Dyspnea and Cough
A 48-year-old man presents with dyspnea and cough. Imaging shows an anterior mediastinal mass, and resection of the mass is performed. What is your diagnosis?
Discussion –- Bronchial atresia usually is benign and asymptomatic and is incidental finding&clinical manifestations may range from recurrent pulmonary infections to mild wheezing and dyspnea. Bronchial atresia is a congenital abnormality resulting from focal interruption of a lobar, segmental, or subsegmental bronchus with associated peripheral mucus impaction (bronchocele, mucocele) and associated hyperinflation of the obstructed lung segment. The apicoposterior segmental bronchus of the left upper lobe is most common site to be involved, followed by segmental bronc...
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Authors: Cheng J, Niu J, Wang Y, Wang C, Zhou Q, Chen Y, Zhang Y, Lin J, Di W Abstract Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) during pregnancy is rare and seldom reported in literature. Here we report a case of pregnancy-associated HLH. A patient was admitted at 26 weeks and 2 days pregnancy complaining of cough and fever was admitted. She was found having bi-cytopenia, elevated ferritin and hypertriglyceridaemia. HLH was not confirmed because of the negative results from the first bone marrow biopsy. As the situation worsened, a timely termination of pregnancy was carried out. The second bone marro...
Pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) is a serious bacterial infection of the lungs. Symptoms include a persistent bad cough, chest pain, and breathlessness. TB can be life-threatening if a person does not receive treatment, which typically involves a long course of antibiotics. Learn more here.
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Endemic to Southeast Asia, East Asia and China, Talaromyces marneffei is a dimorphic fungus capable of causing systemic fungal infections in immunocompromised patients (Supparatpinyo et al., 1994). Since its discovery in the 1950 ´s, the majority of cases have been documented in HIV patients with low CD4 counts. In northern Thailand, T. marneffei is the fourth most prevalent opportunistic infection in this population (Chariyalertsak et al., 2001). Clinical manifestations include fever, malaise, lymphadenopathy, cough, and h epatosplenomegaly (Wu et al., 2008).
Publication date: Available online 18 June 2019Source: Respiratory Medicine Case ReportsAuthor(s): Ryota Shintani, Tsuneyuki Oda, Takashi Niwa, Akimasa Sekine, Eri Hagiwara, Koji Okudela, Tamiko Takemura, Takashi OguraAbstractA 53-year-old Japanese female was admitted to our hospital with 3-week history of cough and worsening dyspnea. Chest computed tomography revealed unilateral focal consolidation in the right lower lobe. She underwent transbronchial lung cryobiopsy (TBLC) and histology showed acute fibrinous and organizing pneumonia (AFOP). High-dose methylprednisolone treatment improved her respiratory condition and ra...
LUNG cancer typically does not have any obvious symptoms beside having a new and persistent cough but an unusual change in your fingers and nails could mean you might be at risk. Do you have it?
Updated Date: Jun 19, 2019 EST
Updated Date: Jun 19, 2019 EST