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A Rare Cause of Black Pleural Effusion

  • Jiarong Ye
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    The Second Clinical College of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine (The Second Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Chinese Medicine), Guangzhou, China
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  • Qianrong Liang
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    Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou, China
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  • Yuntao Liu
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    The Second Clinical College of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine (The Second Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Chinese Medicine), Guangzhou, China
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  • Jiqiang Li
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    Requests for reprints should be addressed to Jiqiang Li, MD, No. 111, Dade Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou 510120, China.
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  • Weiliang Wang
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    Requests for reprints should be addressed to Weiliang Wang, MD, No. 111, Dade Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou 510120, China.
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Published:October 13, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjmed.2022.09.019
      A 64-year-old man was admitted to the respiratory ward with a 2-week history of progressive dyspnea. He had lost 5 kg in body weight during the previous 2 months. He had a mild dry cough, but he denied a history of fever or night sweats. One year previously, he had undergone spleen and pancreatic tail resection in a local hospital because of abdominal trauma. He reported no history of hypertension, diabetes, or hyperlipidemia, and he had no personal or family history of cancer; however, he had a >40-year history of smoking.
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