A patient with Peutz-Jeghers syndrome

A rare, hereditary syndrome is just one of this patient's comorbidities

Maureen, a 54-year-old woman with a history of lifelong atopic asthma, presented with shortness of breath. She smoked 20 cigarettes daily - overall, a 30 pack-year history. 

Her complex medical history included Peutz-Jeghers syndrome, diagnosed when she required laparotomy for small bowel obstruction at age 26.