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Wolf in sheep’s clothes: An uncommon case of pneumonic-type adenocarcinoma

SD Maasdorp


We report a case of a patient who presented with clinical and radiological features of a non-resolving pneumonia. Special investigations and a poor response to antibiotic therapy excluded an infective aetiology. A diagnosis of invasive mucinous adenocarcinoma, previously termed bronchioloalveolar carcinoma, was made from lung biopsy. This case illustrates the challenges of establishing a timely diagnosis of an uncommon pneumonic-type of adenocarcinoma.

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SD Maasdorp, Division of Pulmonology and Critical Care, Departments of Internal Medicine and Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa

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African Journal of Thoracic and Critical Care Medicine 2021;27(1):23. DOI:10.7196/AJTCCM.2021.v27i1.048

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Date submitted: 2021-03-09
Date published: 2021-03-09

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