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dc.contributor.authorSteenson, Saraheng
dc.contributor.authorPatel, Tarang Pankajeng
dc.contributor.authorKalanjeri, Satisheng
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Jeremy Carleng
dc.date.issued2021-07eng
dc.description.abstractCase Presentation: A 71-year-old Caucasian female with a history of SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and 50 pack-years smoking presented with dyspnea, cough, fever, anorexia, and 12-pound weight loss over two weeks. She had three recent hospitalizations for COPD exacerbation and pneumonia. She was noted to be hypoxic despite five liters/minute of supplemental oxygen. Laboratory studies revealed leukocytosis, hypernatremia, and elevated brain natriuretic peptide. Urine streptococcal and legionella antigens, and respiratory viral panel were negative. Chest radiograph [Figure 1] revealed lobulated left-sided pleural masses, which were confirmed on computed tomography (CT) scan of the chest [Figure 2]. CT-guided pleural biopsy was performed, and the diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma (MM) was established. Positron emission tomography revealed avidity of the pleural masses [Figure 3]. The patient denied occupational asbestos exposure, however she reported routinely laundering her husband's clothing who worked extensively with asbestos. She elected to pursue hospice care.eng
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dc.description.statementofresponsibilitySarah Steenson (1), Tarang Pankaj Patel (1), Satish Kalanjeri (2), Jeremy Carl Johnson (2) ; 1. Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Environmental Medicine, University of Missouri School of Medicine. 2. Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Environmental Medicine, Harry S Truman Veterans Affairs Hospital, University of Missouri School of Medicine.eng
dc.format.extent4 pages : illustrationseng
dc.identifier.citationAm j Hosp Med 2019 Jul;5(3):2021. DOI: https://doi.org/10.24150/ajhm/2021.013
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/87267
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.24150/ajhm/2021.013eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri, Department of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicineeng
dc.relation.ispartofAmerican journal of hospital medicine, volume 5, issue 3 (2021 July-September)eng
dc.relation.ispartofseriesImages in Hospital Medicineeng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.
dc.sourceHarvested from the American Journal of Hospital Medicine website (https://medicine.missouri.edu/departments/medicine/divisions/hospital-medicine/american-journal-of-hospital-medicine) in 2021.eng
dc.subjectmesothelioma, pleural diseases, asbestos exposure, occupational lung diseaseseng
dc.titleMalignant Mesothelioma Manifesting in an Elderly Female without Occupational Asbestos Exposureeng
dc.typeArticleeng


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