33-Year-Old Woman With Pleuritic Chest Pain and Nonproductive Cough

Kennedy, Cassie C.; Aksamit, Timothy R.
January 2006
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Jan2006, Vol. 81 Issue 1, p85
Academic Journal
The article presents information on clinical observations of a 33-year-old woman with pleuritic chest pain and nonproductive cough. After chest radiography, a small focal consolidation was found in the right lung base. She also tested positive for pregnancy. After thorough examination, a purified protein derivative tuberculin skin test (PPD-TST) was performed. The patient was found positive for tuberculosis. The patient had to be placed in respiratory isolation. From these observations, it can be concluded that patients with positive PPD-TST results must be evaluated for TB infection and disease.


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