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CA lung presenting with vasculitis

In Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
By: Nair G.
Contributor(s): Jain A | Swami S | Uppe AG | Jayalaxmi TK | Lobo I | .
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticleSeries: Vol 59 Issues.Publisher: 2011Description: 455.Subject(s): Vasculitis | Lung cancer | DDC classification: In: Journal of the Association of Physicians of IndiaSummary: A 67 year old man presented to us with petechial skin rash and blebs on the legs. He was on anti-tuberculous treatment for right sided pleural effusion since 1 month. A provisional diagnosis of Rifampicin induced drug rash was made and his effusion reaspirated and sent for AFB and cytology. The pleural fluid cytology demonstrated metastasis of adenocarcinoma and biopsy of skin lesion confirmed vasculitis. There was no thrombocytopenia. CT thorax showed right lower lobe mass with right sided pleural effusion. Thus a final diagnosis of skin manifestation of carcinoma of lung was made. This was a Paraneoplastic syndrome
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A 67 year old man presented to us with petechial skin rash and blebs on the legs. He was on anti-tuberculous treatment for right sided pleural effusion since 1 month. A provisional diagnosis of Rifampicin induced drug rash was made and his effusion reaspirated and sent for AFB and cytology. The pleural fluid cytology demonstrated metastasis of adenocarcinoma and biopsy of skin lesion confirmed vasculitis. There was no thrombocytopenia. CT thorax showed right lower lobe mass with right sided pleural effusion. Thus a final diagnosis of skin manifestation of carcinoma of lung was made. This was a Paraneoplastic syndrome

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