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Agrawal A, C, Madaan H, Yadav S. Rheumatoid Arthritis Complicated by Pseudochylothorax Without Pleural Thickening: A Diagnostic Challenge for Clinicians. Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 2016; 58 (1):59-61.
A 60-year-old female who was known to have rheumatoid arthritis for the preceding two-and-half years presented with difficulty in breathing associated with chest pain over the right hemithorax of two months duration. She was found to have a right-sided mild to moderate pleural effusion; there was no evidence of pleural thickening. The pleural fluid was pale yellow in appearance and diagnostic work-up confirmed it to be a pseudochylous pleural effusion. The present case highlights the rare occurrence of pseudochylothorax without pleural thickening as a complication of rheumatoid arthritis.
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