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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 17-20

A Case of Unexplained Shortness of Breath

Department of General Medicine, Calcutta National Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Sudip K Majumdar
Department of General Medicine, Calcutta National Medical College, 32, Gorachand Road, Kolkata 700014, West Bengal
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DOI: 10.4103/jacp.jacp_16_16

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Unexplained shortness of breath is a challenging problem in clinical medicine. Many a times, the cause remains unexplored. Herein, we report one unusual case in a middle-aged chicken handler who had repeatedly been treated with antitubercular drugs with a diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis. However, it was finally recognized as a case of hypersensitivity pneumonitis. This case reminds us of the importance of professional history taking. We are also apprehensive regarding the possibility of a burden of a similar situation in the background of ever-growing slaughter houses running without proper precautions.

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