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Tuberculous tension pneumothorax
  1. N Athey,
  2. A Hills
  1. Emergency Department, North Tyneside General Hospital, Rake Lane, North Shields, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Nick Athey, Emergency Department, The James Cook University Hospital, Marton Road, Middlesbrough TS4 3BW, UK; nick.athey{at}

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A 43-year-old man with a history of pulmonary tuberculosis presented to the Emergency Department with shortness of breath and chest pain. Physical examination revealed a respiratory rate of 30 per minute, …

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