Case 17

  • Rita Joarder
  • Neil Crundwell


An 81-year-old male was admitted with increasing dyspnoea. He had a known history of cardiac failure. On examination, there were crackles at the lung bases and he was mildly hypertensive. ECG and Trop T were normal, WBC 29 and alkaline phosphatase 179. A CXR was performed (Image 1).


Alkaline Phosphatase Cardiac Failure Chest Infection Conscious Effort Lung Base 
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Further Reading

  1. Joarder R, Crundwell N (2009) Chest X-Ray in Clinical Practice. Springer-Verlag London LtdGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rita Joarder
    • 1
  • Neil Crundwell
    • 1
  1. 1.Conquest HospitalEast SussexUK

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