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Pulmonary infarction from central venous air embolism mimicking round pneumonia
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  1. S-C Ku1,
  2. Y-F Wei1,
  3. L-C Lin2
  1. 1
    Division of Chest Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
  2. 2
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
  1. anniejou{at}ms28.hinet.net

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A 49-year-old man was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy after presenting with congestive heart failure since 1995. He experienced a flare-up of symptoms after an upper respiratory tract infection 1 week before admission to the coronary care unit (CCU). His dyspnoea improved after treatment with diuretics and inotropes. On day 4 in the CCU he developed a urinary tract infection complicated by septic …

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