What's behind this patient's dry cough?

Jaxon, a 44-year-old police officer, presents with a chronic dry cough, dyspnoea, haemoptysis, left-sided pleuritic chest pain and a recent low-grade fever.

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Dr Paul Muthiah is a GP on the Central Coast, NSW, and medical co-editor at Australian Doctor.

References:
  1. GP notebook; last updated Sept. 2021

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