Pleural Sarcoidosis and Occult Lymphatic Anthracosis: An Unusual Symptomatic Association

Alves, Rosa and Sousa, Bruno and d'Orey, Francisco and Sequeira, Pedro and Oliveira, Ana and Judas, Tiago (2020) Pleural Sarcoidosis and Occult Lymphatic Anthracosis: An Unusual Symptomatic Association. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 7 (5). ISSN 2284-2594

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Sarcoidosis is a chronic multisystemic inflammatory disease of unknown aetiology. Virtually any organ or system can be involved, resulting in a wide range of clinical presentation. Pleural sarcoidosis is rare. Pleural effusion can only be attributed to pleural sarcoidosis in the presence of pleural non-caseating epithelioid granulomas and after excluding other granulomatous diseases. Anthracosis is a pneumoconiosis associated with thoracic adenopathies and bronchial disease, and it is usually asymptomatic. The authors present a case of a middle-aged man hospitalized due to cough, right-sided pleuritic chest pain and trepopnoea.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pleural effusion, pleural sarcoidosis, anthracosis, exhaustive investigation
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale)
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2020 14:00
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2020 14:00

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