Pleural thickening in a construction worker: it is not always mesothelioma

M D Saboerali, M G J Koolen, L A Noorduyn, O M van Delden, H J Bogaard

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We describe the case of a 45-year-old man presenting with chest pain and pleural effusions. These symptoms were progressive over a period of three years, with pericardial involvement and respiratory insufficiency finally resulting in death. Despite repeated diagnostic procedures, a final diagnosis could only be made at autopsy. Multisystem foamy histiocyte infiltration suggested the diagnosis of Erdheim-Chester disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)88-90
Number of pages3
JournalNetherlands journal of medicine
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2006


  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Erdheim-Chester Disease/diagnosis
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Humans
  • Lung/pathology
  • Male
  • Mesothelioma/diagnosis
  • Middle Aged
  • Occupational Diseases/diagnosis
  • Pleura/diagnostic imaging
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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