The patient is a 35-year-old woman who presents with a frequent, light cough of several months’ duration. Her medical history is unremarkable, including no history of COVID-19. She is a former “social smoker” who worked out on a treadmill sporadically before the cough began.

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persistent, frequent cough x-ray
Figure 1.
A 35-Year-Old with a Persistent, Frequent Cough
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