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Marked eosinophilia in the pleural fluid associated with pleural rheumatoid nodules.
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PMID:  19078029     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
We report a case of a 39-year old African-American man with an eosinophilic (86%) pleural effusion. The finding of rheumatoid nodules in the pleura, with positive assays for rheumatoid factor in both the pleural fluid and blood, suggests rheumatoid disease as the etiology, although the patient did not have any articular manifestations. After the removal of the fluid, no reaccumulation occurred during 6 months of follow-up, and arthritis had not yet appeared.
S Nair; S Goyal; W Marino; B Fomberstein
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical rheumatology : practical reports on rheumatic & musculoskeletal diseases     Volume:  2     ISSN:  1076-1608     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Rheumatol     Publication Date:  1996 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9518034     Medline TA:  J Clin Rheumatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  54-7     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Medicine, Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center, Bronx, New York.
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