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(XRAY) A 32 year old female life long non-smoker with a history of mild asthma...

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asked Jun 25, 2014 in Medicine by Rajesh Bahara

A 32 year old female life long non-smoker with a history of mild asthma, previously well controlled with inhalers, but no other significant medical history. She has recently run out of her 'blue' inhaler. She presented to the emergency department after several hours of coughing and difficulty in breathing, with a shorter history of rapid onset of unilateral chest pain and worsening shortness of breath. Examination findings Pulse - 90 beats per minute at rest Blood pressure - 120/80 Respiratory rate - 18 per minute Peak Expiratory Flow (PEF) is 70% of predicted She is able to speak in full sentences.

 

What is the most likely diagnosis?

A) Pneumothorax

B) Pneumonia

C) Bronchogenic carcinoma

D) Atelectasis

E) Lung abcess

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A) Pneumothorax
answered Jun 25, 2014 by Rajesh Bahara

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