SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Pulmonary Manifestations of Systemic Disease I
SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster
PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
INTRODUCTION: While many cases of acute hypoxic respiratory failure with bilateral pleural effusions are the result of decompensated heart failure, other uncommon causes should be explored. We present a case of an elderly female with suspicion of decompensated diastolic heart failure causing acute hypoxic respiratory failure. Further workup yielded a diagnosis of Sicca syndrome and mixed connective tissue disorder, which drastically responded to steroids.