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Disorders of the Pleura: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Disorders of the Pleura |

Recurrent Pleural Effusions in an Immunocompromised Patient: Looks Infectious, Acts Infectious, but not Really an Infection

Yogeeta Naidu, MD; Nabeel Alqsous, MD; Nikhil Mehta, MBBS; Jason Lyons, MD
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Unity Health System, Rochester, NY


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):583A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.672
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SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Disorders of the Pleura

SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster

PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

INTRODUCTION: Chronic Lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is the most common of the adult leukemias accounting for approximately 30% of all leukemias. Involvement of the pulmonary parenchyma and pleura is rare, expressed as pulmonary infiltrates and pleural effusion. We present a case of 81-year-old female who presented with recurrent trans-exudative pleural effusions due to pleural invasion from CLL.

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