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An unusual cause of unilateral pleural effusion in the setting of aortic stenosis: acute myeloid leukemia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17380003     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pleural effusion has various causes. In the setting of aortic stenosis, new onset pleural effusion is generally considered as a consequence of heart failure. Here, we describe a 50-year-old male patient who had been followed with aortic stenosis for 30 years. During his admission he presented with exertional dyspnea and pleuritic chest pain. He had no other symptoms or findings of cardiac failure. Complete blood count revealed neutrophilic leukocytosis, a normal hemoglobin level and normal platelet count. Left sided pleural effusion was noted on the posteroanterior chest X-ray. Examination of the pleural fluid revealed myeloid blasts. Bone marrow aspiration smear and flow cytometric analysis of the bone marrow and pleural fluid were consistent with acute myeloid leukemia.
Tufan Fatih; Yavuz Selim; Ayer Mesut; Yildirim Naciye Demirel; Pekcelen Yuksel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2007-03-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Internal medicine (Tokyo, Japan)     Volume:  46     ISSN:  1349-7235     ISO Abbreviation:  Intern. Med.     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-03-23     Completed Date:  2007-05-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204241     Medline TA:  Intern Med     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  325-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, Istanbul Medical Faculty, Istanbul University, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use
Aortic Valve Stenosis / complications*,  diagnosis
Cytarabine / therapeutic use
Fatal Outcome
Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor / therapeutic use
Leukemia, Myeloid / complications*,  diagnosis,  therapy
Liver Diseases / complications,  diagnosis,  therapy
Middle Aged
Mycoses / complications,  diagnosis,  therapy
Pleural Effusion / diagnosis,  etiology*,  therapy
Treatment Outcome
Vidarabine / analogs & derivatives,  therapeutic use
Reg. No./Substance:
0/FLAG protocol; 143011-72-7/Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor; 147-94-4/Cytarabine; 5536-17-4/Vidarabine

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