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Recurrent pneumomediastinum in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis.
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PMID:  24761533     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Spontaneous pneumomediastinum (SPM); also known as mediastinal emphysema, is a rare and usually benign self-resolving appearance of extraluminal air in the mediastinum without any underlying trigger. This is an uncommon disorder mostly seen in the young males and classic clinical presentation is with chest pain, dyspnea, cough and appearance of subcutaneous emphysema. Although several connective tissue disorders have been reported in association with SPM, it is a rare occurrence in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with only small number of cases reported in literature. We report a 69 years old male with RA who developed recurrent asymptomatic episodes of SPM detected over a period of one year. The recurrent but benign episodes of SPM in this patient reestablish the usual uncomplicated course of this unusual clinical entity even in the rare recurrent cases.
H Bhardwaj; B Bhardwaj; P V Carlile
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Monaldi archives for chest disease = Archivio Monaldi per le malattie del torace / Fondazione clinica del lavoro, IRCCS [and] Istituto di clinica tisiologica e malattie apparato respiratorio, Università di Napoli, Secondo ateneo     Volume:  79     ISSN:  1122-0643     ISO Abbreviation:  Monaldi Arch Chest Dis     Publication Date:    2013 Sep-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-04-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9307314     Medline TA:  Monaldi Arch Chest Dis     Country:  Italy    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  136-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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