Massive pleural effusion in diffuse granulomatous disease

Academic Article


  • Although recurrent, massive pleural effusions frequently are associated with malignancy, they rarely occur in granulomatous diseases of the lung. We report the case of a 50-year-old man with a recurrent, massive pleural effusion and a diffuse granulomatous disease that involved the lung, the lymphatics, and bone marrow. The cause of the effusion and granulomatous disease is not entirely clear; however, the effusion did resolve with antifungal therapy and a brief course of corticosteroids.
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    Published In

  • Chest  Journal
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    Pubmed Id

  • 15389961
  • Author List

  • Carter AB; Hunninghake GW
  • Start Page

  • 284
  • End Page

  • 288
  • Volume

  • 112
  • Issue

  • 1