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2022 Aug




A 54-Year-Old Man With Migratory Pulmonary Consolidation and Progressive Dyspnea.



A 54-year-old man with chronic hepatitis B was admitted to the hospital with progressive dyspnea on exertion. He reported experiencing intermittent fever, dyspnea on exertion, and relapsing pleuritic chest pain starting 6 months prior, after his first dose of the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine. In the past 2 months, he had been admitted to the hospital twice and diagnosed with recurrent pneumonia. Under antibiotic treatment, his dyspnea and low-grade fever demonstrated waxing and waning behaviors. Migratory pulmonary consolidation, which moved from the left lower lobe to the right middle lobe, was identified and diagnosed as relapsing pneumonia. Chest CT scan was performed in a previous admission 2 months earlier that revealed multifocal peripheral consolidation in the left lower lobe and right middle lobe. His occupation required the maintenance of overall fitness, and he denied immunosuppressant use, illicit drug abuse, cigarette smoking, suspicious travel, suspicious contact, or family history. No recent history of trauma, surgery, or air travel was reported.