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Pulmonary Manifestations of Systemic Disease: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Pulmonary Manifestations of Systemic Disease I |

Sick Lungs From Sicca Syndrome

Komal Akhtar, MD; Adam Zayac, MD; David Lehmann, MD
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SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY


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


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):1075A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.1182
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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.

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