Pleural Sarcoidosis and Occult Lymphatic Anthracosis: An Unusual Symptomatic Association

  • Rosa Alves Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Garcia de Orta, Almada, Portugal
  • Bruno Sousa Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Garcia de Orta, Almada, Portugal
  • Francisco d'Orey Department of Intensive Medicine, Hospital Garcia de Orta, Almada, Portugal
  • Pedro Sequeira Department of Anatomical Pathology, Hospital Garcia de Orta, Almada, Portugal
  • Ana Oliveira Department of Anatomical Pathology, Hospital Garcia de Orta, Almada, Portugal
  • Tiago Judas Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Garcia de Orta, Almada, Portugal

Keywords

Pleural effusion, pleural sarcoidosis, anthracosis, exhaustive investigation

Abstract

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.

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  • Published: 2020-03-17

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    How to cite:
    Alves, R., Sousa, B., d’Orey, F., Sequeira, P., Oliveira, A., & Judas, T. (2020). Pleural Sarcoidosis and Occult Lymphatic Anthracosis: An Unusual Symptomatic Association. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 2. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.12890/2020_001479

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