Case Report: 44-Year-Old Male with Shortness of Breath, Cough, and Weight Loss


  • Kelsey Keverline Editor



Blastomycosis, fungi, infectious disease


Statement of Significance

Lower respiratory pathologies exhibit a broad spectrum of clinical courses ranging from self-limited to chronic and from benign to fatal. During the present COVID-19 pandemic, the prompt and proper diagnosis of respiratory disease carries even greater importance. Apart from this patient’s presentation with respiratory symptoms during a respiratory pandemic, he demonstrated several concerning features for severe disease including 20 lbs of weight loss and hemoptysis. This teaching case examine the differential diagnosis, workup, clinical considerations, and management of patients presenting with severe respiratory pathology of unknown etiology.


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Keverline, K. (2021). Case Report: 44-Year-Old Male with Shortness of Breath, Cough, and Weight Loss. Carolina Journal of Interdisciplinary Medicine, 1(1), 73 – 77.