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Vol 85, No 6 (2017)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2017-12-13
Submitted: 2017-09-24
Accepted: 2017-11-12
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Dyspnoea, cyanosis and digital clubbing in a 28-year-old patient as a result of hepatopulmonary syndrome

Michał Zieliński, Marek Hartleb, Piotr Sitek, Dariusz Ziora
DOI: 10.5603/ARM.2017.0058
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Adv Respir Med 2017;85(6):339-344.

open access

Vol 85, No 6 (2017)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2017-12-13
Submitted: 2017-09-24
Accepted: 2017-11-12

Abstract

This paper presents a case of a young patient with cyanosis and digital clubbing, until then an active, sporty person. He sought medical assistance due to the growing dyspnoea and the drop of effort tolerance. Initially the diagnostic process focused on the confirmation of the suspicion of pulmonary fibrosis or another interstitial lung disease as causes of the respiratory failure. Due to the atypical presentation of the symptoms, reaching the final diagnosis of digestive system disease with lung involvement required a more thorough multifaceted diagnostics of a number of systems and organs.

Abstract

This paper presents a case of a young patient with cyanosis and digital clubbing, until then an active, sporty person. He sought medical assistance due to the growing dyspnoea and the drop of effort tolerance. Initially the diagnostic process focused on the confirmation of the suspicion of pulmonary fibrosis or another interstitial lung disease as causes of the respiratory failure. Due to the atypical presentation of the symptoms, reaching the final diagnosis of digestive system disease with lung involvement required a more thorough multifaceted diagnostics of a number of systems and organs.
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Keywords

dyspnoea, finger clubbing, cyanosis, hepatopulmonary syndrome

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Title

Dyspnoea, cyanosis and digital clubbing in a 28-year-old patient as a result of hepatopulmonary syndrome

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 85, No 6 (2017)

Pages

339-344

Published online

2017-12-13

DOI

10.5603/ARM.2017.0058

Bibliographic record

Adv Respir Med 2017;85(6):339-344.

Keywords

dyspnoea
finger clubbing
cyanosis
hepatopulmonary syndrome

Authors

Michał Zieliński
Marek Hartleb
Piotr Sitek
Dariusz Ziora

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