Non-specific Interstitial Pneumonia
In the last 3 months, she had difficulties to take a deep breath at exertion, and had a dry cough.
None significant, not on long-term medication
Occupational History and Exposure
Medical doctor, without occupational exposures
Lives with family in a block of flats, without pets
Social history: From the age of 20 to 62 years, smoked 2 cigarettes a day
History of Present Compliant
Over the last 3 months, she has been feeling as if she is unable to breathe in fully during exertion. Has a dry non-productive cough. The patient presents without joint symptomatology or manifestations of systemic connective tissue disease.
Vesicular breathing, with bi-basal crepitations. Clubbing of the nails is not present. Otherwise physiological findings.
Lung Functional Tests
VC 4.34 L/133% (ref. v), FEV1 3.27 L/117% (ref. v), Tiff. 75%, TLC 5.76 L/103% (ref. v), DLCO 67% (ref. v).
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