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July - September 2006: 
Volume 19, Issue 3

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Persistent cough with bilateral alveolar infiltrates
Abstract
Α case of a 66 years old man, ex smoker, admitted to our department complaining of productive cough since eight months, dyspnea on exertion since two-months, loss of weight and bilateral alveolar infiltrates on chest-x-ray is presented. The high resolution CT of the chest (HRCT) revealed pulmonary fibrosis. The administration of corticosteroids improved the respiratory failure of the patient. Bronchoscopy was diagnostic and cytological examination of the washing specimens revealed bronchoalveolar carcinoma. Pneumon 2006, 19(3):261-264.