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A Transitional Variant of Castleman’s Disease Presenting as a Chylous Pleural Effusion*

Terri Ten Hoor, MD; Karlene Hewan-Lowe, MD; Joseph I. Miller, MD, FCCP; Marc Moss, MD
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*From the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine (Drs. Ten Hoor and Moss), Department of General Thoracic Surgery (Dr. Miller), and Department of Pathology (Dr. Hewan-Lowe), Crawford Long Hospital and the Carlyle Fraser Heart Center, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA.



Chest. 1999;115(1):285-288. doi:10.1378/chest.115.1.285
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Castleman’s disease is an uncommon clinicopathologic entity that results in unregulated growth of lymphoid tissue. It may present as benign involvement of one lymph node group or as multicentric disease with serious systemic symptoms. Pleural effusions are an uncommon manifestation of Castleman’s disease. We present a patient with Castleman’s disease who initially presented with a chylous pleural effusion.

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