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A 70-Year-Old Woman with a ‘Lung Stone’

      A 70-year-old immunocompetent woman from the Midwest with a past medical history of pulmonary nodules presented to the emergency department with a 3-day history of fever, malaise, and severe productive cough. She had recently cared for a relative's cats, dog, and pet birds, but she had not traveled outside of the region. She had no history of tobacco use, but did frequently garden and landscape.
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