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Husain SJ, Sadiq F, Zubairi AB, Khan JA
Correspondence: Prof Javaid A Khan, firstname.lastname@example.org
Pulmonary manifestations of Behcet's disease are not very common and usually include pulmonary artery aneurysms, central venous thrombosis, pneumonia and pleurisy. Chylothorax secondary to superior vena caval obstruction is a rare complication and has been reported in only a few cases. We report a case of a 24-year-old man presenting with massive chylothorax as the initial presentation of Behcet's disease that was successfully treated conservatively.
Keywords: Behcet’s disease, chylothorax, pleural effusion, superior vena cava thrombosis
Singapore Med J 2006; 47(11): 978-980