Clinical examination is still good: suck it and see

Celia M Zubrinich, Christine F McDonald, Simon R Knight and Fergal J O’Donoghue
Med J Aust 2007; 187 (11): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2007.tb01482.x
Published online: 3 December 2007

A 39-year-old man with a lifelong history of asthma reported recurrent productive cough and wheeze over the previous 2 years. Antibiotics and specific asthma treatment produced only temporary decreases in symptoms. Chest examination revealed monophonic wheeze in the right mid and lower zones. The appearance on computed tomography was unremarkable.

  • Celia M Zubrinich1
  • Christine F McDonald1
  • Simon R Knight2
  • Fergal J O’Donoghue1

  • 1 Austin Health, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 2 Department of Thoracic Surgery



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