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Necrobiotic pulmonary nodule leading to pyopneumothorax in a case of rheumatoid arthritis--a rare clinical presentation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2638659     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 49-year-old male patient, an active case of sero positive rheumatoid arthritis involving multiple joints with bilateral necrobiotic pulmonary nodules is presented. Initial symptoms were of progressively increasing dyspnoea. The nodule in the right lung subsequently cavitated leading to pyopneumothorax. The diagnosis of rheumatoid lung was confirmed by post-mortem.
M S Chauhan; S C Tewari; M J Prakash; P K Dandona; R Jayaswal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Indian journal of chest diseases & allied sciences     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0377-9343     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci     Publication Date:    1989 Jul-Sep
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-08-06     Completed Date:  1990-08-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7612044     Medline TA:  Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci     Country:  INDIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  217-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Arthritis, Rheumatoid / complications*
Empyema / etiology
Lung Diseases / complications*
Middle Aged
Pneumothorax / etiology*
Rheumatoid Nodule / complications*

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