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Curious Case of Unexplained Dyspnea With Malignancy

  • Srinadh Annangi
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    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY
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  • Daniel Snyder
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    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY
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  • Kevin Smith
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    CORRESPONDENCE TO: Kevin Smith, MD, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, 740 S Limestone, Lexington, KY 40536
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    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY
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      Case Presentation

      A 48-year-old female never smoker with hypothyroidism and no significant prior respiratory complaints presented with 1 month of gradually worsening dyspnea on exertion. She denied any associated fevers, chills, weight loss, chest pain, productive cough, hemoptysis, or sick contacts. She was recently diagnosed with stage IV triple negative adenocarcinoma of the breast and was yet to receive chemotherapy.
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