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petechiae, cocaine

Julie-Aurore Losman, Kerri Cavanaugh
PRESENTING FEATURES: A 53-year-old man who had human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) presented to the Johns Hopkins Hospital with a 3-month history of increasing dysphagia, cough, dyspnea, chest pain, and an episode of syncope. His past medical history was notable for oral and presumptive esophageal candidiasis that was treated with fluconazole 6 months prior to presentation. Three months prior to presentation, he discontinued his medications, and his symptoms of dysphagia recurred. During that time he developed intermittent fevers and chills, progressively worsening dyspnea on exertion, and a cough productive of white sputum...
September 1, 2004: American Journal of Medicine
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