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Pleural Effusion From Acute Lung Rejection

Marc A. Judson; John R. Handy; Steven A. Sahn
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Affiliations: From the Divisions of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston,  From the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston

Affiliations: From the Divisions of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston,  From the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston


1997 by the American College of Chest Physicians


Chest. 1997;111(4):1128-1130. doi:10.1378/chest.111.4.1128
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Abstract

A single-lung transplant recipient developed an ipsilateral pleural effusion from acute lung rejection 2 weeks after transplantation. The pleural effusion was exudative and contained more than 80% lymphocytes on two separate determinations. Acute lung rejection should be added to the differential diagnosis of a lymphocyte-predominant exudative pleural effusion.


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