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An 80-Year-Old Man With Shortness of Breath and Large Right-Sided Pleural Effusion

James X. Liu, BS; Maria C. Shiau, MD; Daisuke Nonaka, MD
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From the Departments of Medicine (Mr Liu), Radiology (Dr Shiau), and Pathology (Dr Nonaka), New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY.

Correspondence to: James X. Liu, BS, Department of Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, 334 E 26 St, New York, NY 10016; e-mail: James.Liu@nyumc.org


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© 2010 American College of Chest Physicians


Chest. 2010;138(5):1247-1252. doi:10.1378/chest.09-2439
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An 80-year-old white man was admitted to the hospital with progressively worsening shortness of breath. Symptoms began approximately 4 weeks prior to admission. The patient initially noticed dyspnea on exertion, but later advanced to shortness of breath at rest. The patient also suffered from right-sided chest pain and complained of increasing fatigue. His medical history was notable for hypertension, benign prostatic hypertrophy, and hyperlipidemia. His medications included 325 mg of aspirin daily. He denied any history of asbestos exposure and had no history of smoking.

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