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Bilateral pleural effusions as the initial manifestation of rheumatoid arthritis

Published:November 06, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjmed.2022.10.005
      Rheumatoid arthritis has a well-established association with pulmonary manifestations, including pleural effusions. However, only 3-5% of pleural effusions are known to be symptomatic and are frequently unilateral.
      • Shaw M
      • Collins BF
      • Ho LA
      • Raghu G.
      Rheumatoid arthritis-associated lung disease.
      Herein, we present an atypical case of a patient with respiratory failure found to have bilateral pleural effusions as the initial presenting manifestation of rheumatoid arthritis.

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