Question: ann a respiratory care technician complains of lowgrade fever persistent...
ann, a respiratory care technician, complains of low-grade fever, persistent cough, night sweats, and unexplained weight loss over the last 2 months. Ann does not have a history of cigarette smoking. She has coughed up blood several times in the last 2 days. Her physician orders routine lab tests that are within normal limits. Ann's chest x-rays shows lesions realted to prior infection. Her physician is awiating the results of the sputum culture and has places a skin test on Ann's forearm. What is a reasonable preliminary diagnosis?
b. lung cancer
Explain your choice. What is the significance of the skin test?