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Man with shortness of breath and pulmonary consolidation
  1. Mesut Mutluoglu,
  2. Ruben Vandenbulcke,
  3. Kristof De Smet
  1. Department of Radiologie, AZ Delta Campus Brugsesteenweg, Roeselare, Belgium
  1. Correspondence to Dr Mesut Mutluoglu, AZ Delta Campus Brugsesteenweg, Roeselare, 8800, Belgium; mesut.mutluoglu{at}

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Clinical introduction

A 53-year-old man presented with shortness of breath complicated by intermittent and repetitive attacks of productive cough, fever and haemoptysis. He denies any occupational or environmental exposure and reports the use of two cures of antibiotic treatment 1 month apart without satisfying relief. He also reports a night sleep with the air conditioning open and a medical history of atrial fibrillation treated with radiofrequency ablation 3 months previously. Physical examination was unremarkable. A chest CT in lung window coronal reconstruction (figure 1A) demonstrates an area of consolidation with ground glass in the left upper lobe, and an axial section in mediastinal window provides an additional clue to diagnosis (figure 1B). …

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  • Contributors MM and RV contributed to the conception and design of the study. KDS reviewed the manuscript for intellectual content.

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