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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?

a. emphysema

b. lung cancer

c. tuberculosis

d. plurisy

e. pneumonia

Explain your choice. What is the significance of the skin test?

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