Out of breath

A woman experiences persistent breathlessness, cough and chills that won't resolve with antibiotic treatment.

Alison, a 25-year-old non-smoking paediatric nurse, presented to her GP with productive cough (without haemoptysis), breathlessness on minimal exertion and night sweats.

Of Cambodian origin but born and raised in Australia, Alison had travelled to Vietnam and Cambodia 12 months ago.