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A 71-Year-Old Woman With an Unusual Cause for Pleural Effusions

Rokhsara Rafii, MD, MPH; Kevin Leslie, MD; Joline Heo, MD; Andrew Chan, MD, FCCP
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From the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine (Drs Rafii and Chan), Department of Internal Medicine (Dr Heo), University of California, Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA; VA Northern California Health System (Drs Rafii and Chan), Mather, CA; and Division of Anatomic Pathology (Dr Leslie), Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.

Correspondence to: Rokhsara Rafii, MD, MPH, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, University of California, Davis School of Medicine, 4150 V St, Ste 3400, Sacramento, CA 95817; e-mail: rokhsara.rafii@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu


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© 2011 American College of Chest Physicians


Chest. 2011;139(5):1237-1241. doi:10.1378/chest.10-1375
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