SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Occupational and Environmental Lung Diseases
SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster
PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
INTRODUCTION: Pleuritis and pericarditis are inflammatory conditions with multiple etiologies, including infection, malignancy and autoimmune processes. Sequential presentation of these two conditions should raise concerns and alter diagnostic considerations. Such is the case of an eosinophilic pleural effusion that occurred a year after an idiopathic pericardial effusion, suggesting asbestosis as a unifying diagnosis.