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Routine Cough in a Lao Immigrant - Answer D

Author(s): Dr. J. Carey Jackson

d) False. While it is possible this is bronchitis, the duration of cough of six weeks in an immigrant from Southeast Asia with a smoking history like his and previous history of recurrent bronchitis and bronchiectasis by x-ray remove this from the routine care category. He requires a closer look, and treatment as a chronic bronchitic with potential COPD, at high risk for lung cancer, and reactivation of TB.

 

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