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A 49-year-old woman is evaluated for a 6-month history of exertional dyspnea and nonproductive cough that had an insidious onset. She has not noticed any particular triggers for her cough. She has no history of asthma, airway disease, reflux, or aspiration. She has never smoked. She has had no chemical or industrial exposures, has not been in contact with birds, has not been in a hot tub recently, and has not had recent travel. She has no family history of atopy or asthma, and she takes no medications. Lung volumes and spirometry are normal; DLCO is mildly reduced at 75% of predicted. Based on physical exam and chest radiographs, what is the most likely diagnosis?
ACP Internist Weekly
From the July 22, 2014 edition
- Little benefit, many harms from niacin, study finds
- History of ischemic stroke raises risk of adverse events after noncardiac surgery
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