alexa Multiple myeloma presenting as eosinophilic pleural effusion.


Journal of Clinical Respiratory Diseases and Care

Author(s): Mehta AA, Venkatakrishnan R, Jose W, Palaniappan M, Pavithran K

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Abstract An elderly man, with no comorbidity, presented with rapidly accumulating left pleural effusion. He also had generalized adenopathy. Pleural fluid cytology showed exudative pleural effusion with eosinophilia. Supraclavicular lymph node biopsy was reported as amyloid. On further investigation he was found to have kappa-light chain multiple myeloma. The final diagnosis was eosinophilic pleural effusion in a patient with multiple myeloma. © 2010 Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd. This article was published in Asia Pac J Clin Oncol and referenced in Journal of Clinical Respiratory Diseases and Care

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