Avicenna Journal of Medicine

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 111--114

Sweet hydrothorax: a common presentation of a rare condition


Mohamad Alhoda Mohamad Alahmad1, Rahil Kasmani2 
1 Internal Medicine Residency Program, Mercy Health—St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo, United States of America
2 Nephrology Associates of Toledo, Maumee, Ohio, United States of America

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Sweet hydrothorax is a known, yet rare, complication of peritoneal dialysis. It can be life-threatening. This case is about a 70-year-old lady who presented with acute respiratory failure due to massive right-sided hydrothorax that developed insidiously over 3 months of starting peritoneal dialysis. Thoracentesis and technetium scan confirmed the diagnosis. Treatment was successful with hemodialysis.


How to cite this article:
Mohamad Alahmad MA, Kasmani R. Sweet hydrothorax: a common presentation of a rare condition.Avicenna J Med 2019;9:111-114


How to cite this URL:
Mohamad Alahmad MA, Kasmani R. Sweet hydrothorax: a common presentation of a rare condition. Avicenna J Med [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Aug 24 ];9:111-114
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