A 60 year old male patient presented to the clinic with a history of cough, haemoptysis and weight loss that started 12 days ago. He has been a heavy smoker for the last 40 years, 2o cigarettes a day. He was found to be cachectic, his fingers displayed clubbing. consolidation was found in the middle lobe of the right lung.
- what is your diagnosis?
- what are the signs and symptoms (from the case) to back up your diagnosis?
- list other differential diagnoses.