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Sarcoidosis complicated by chylothorax.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8052906     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Chylothorax is a rare complication of sarcoidosis; only one well-documented case has been described previously. Before chylothorax is diagnosed in a patient with sarcoidosis, infection and malignancy need to be aggressively excluded as possible diagnoses. We report the case of a 34-year-old black woman with sarcoidosis confirmed by lung, pleural, and mediastinal lymph node biopsies whose clinical course was complicated by chylothorax. Oral corticosteroid treatment resulted in prompt resolution of the chylothorax.
J M Parker; K G Torrington; Y Y Phillips
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Southern medical journal     Volume:  87     ISSN:  0038-4348     ISO Abbreviation:  South. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1994 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-09-06     Completed Date:  1994-09-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404522     Medline TA:  South Med J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  860-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC 20307-5001.
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MeSH Terms
Chylothorax / etiology*
Follow-Up Studies
Lung Diseases / complications*
Lymph Nodes / pathology
Pleural Diseases / complications
Pleural Effusion / etiology
Sarcoidosis / complications*,  pathology

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