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Diagnostic Aspirations

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  • Hannah X. Chen, M.D., Ph.D.,
  • Manuela Cernadas, M.D.,
  • Sara O. Vargas, M.D.,
  • Bruce D. Levy, M.D.,
  • and Joseph Loscalzo, M.D.

A 63-year-old woman presented with dyspnea and cough. She had been in her usual state of health until 2 days earlier, when myalgias and dyspnea with ambulation developed, followed by a cough productive of green sputum.

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Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Medicine (H.X.C., M.C., B.D.L., J.L.) and Pathology (S.O.V.), Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston.

Dr. Levy can be contacted at or at 75 Francis St., Boston, MA 02115.

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