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Mixed connective tissue disease presenting as a left sided pleural effusion.
  1. Y Ilan,
  2. A Ben-Yehuda,
  3. E Okon,
  4. R Breuer
  1. Department of Medicine A, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel.


    Mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD) usually occurs in women aged 13-50 years. Pleural effusion is rarely the presenting feature of this disease. The case is reported here of a male patient with MCTD who presented at the age of 79 years with a left sided pleural effusion.

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