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Case Report

Acute bilateral pleural effusions in ankylosing spondylitis

Authors:

Aravinthan Narani,

Teaching Hospital, Jaffna, LK
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Registrar in Medicine, Professorial Medical Unit
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Pirasath Selladurai

Teaching Hospital, Jaffna, LK
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Consultant Rheumatologist
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Abstract

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic seronegative spondyloarthritis associated with the major histocompatibility antigen HLA B27. Apical pleural thickening in ankylosing spondylitis is common in association with apical fibrobullous disease. Pleural disease is otherwise rare. Here, we present a case of bilateral pleural effusion in 38 years old man with ankylosing spondylitis.
How to Cite: Narani, A. and Selladurai, P., 2019. Acute bilateral pleural effusions in ankylosing spondylitis. Ceylon Journal of Medical Science, 56(1), pp.40–42. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cjms.v56i1.4950
Published on 30 Dec 2019.
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