MCQ – 84253

Question

A 35-year-old woman with a long history of dyspnea, chronic cough, sputum production, and wheezing dies of respiratory failure following a bout of lobar pneumonia. She was not a smoker or an alcoholic. The lung autopsy is shown in the image. Which of the following underlying condition was most likely associated with the pathologic changes shown here?

A.

Mutation in dynein arms

B.

Cystic fibrosis

C.

Alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency

D.

Antibodies against type 4 collagen

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