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A Case of Massive Recurrent Rheumatoid Effusion

1Temple University/Conemaugh Memorial Hospital Johnstown PA

2Ghurki Trust Teaching Hospital Lahore Pakistan

American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2017, Vol. 5 No. 5, 129-130
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-5-5-7
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Nagadarshini Vinod, Hassan Tahir, Arslan Ahmed, Asad Ullah, Medha Joshi. A Case of Massive Recurrent Rheumatoid Effusion. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2017; 5(5):129-130. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-5-5-7.

Correspondence to: Hassan  Tahir, Temple University/Conemaugh Memorial Hospital Johnstown PA. Email:


Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a well-known auto-immune disease affecting the joints, its signature signs being bone erosions and joint deformity. Other than arthritis, RA can also affect other organs in the body, such as eyes, heart, lungs, etc. In our case we are going to discuss an elderly lady with RA, presenting with large pleural effusion as presenting complaint.