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Rare disease
Prolonged fever, dyspnoea and diffuse pleural thickening in a 20-year-old man
  1. C Cai1,
  2. D R Li2,
  3. Q S Zeng2,
  4. S Q Zhong2,
  5. N S Zhong2
  1. 1
    Department of Pulmonology, General Hospital of Guangzhou Military Command, Guangzhou, China
  2. 2
    Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Disease, First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical College, Guangzhou, China
  1. Chuang Cai, caichuang{at}


A 20-year-old man was referred for intermittent fever associated with weight loss and progressive dyspnoea that were unresponsive to empirical antibiotics and anti-tuberculous chemotherapy. A diagnosis of pleuropulmonary sarcoidosis was eventually made histologically via a thoracotomy and the patient improved with corticosteroid therapy.

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