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A 52-year-old female asked:

Had a chest x-ray - mild apical pleural thickening with minimal interstitial process- have ankylosing spondylitis. pleurisy 4x last 6 months.serious?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Rarer finding: Fibrocystic changed in apices of lungs common pulmonary manifestation of ankylosing spondylitis. Pleural and pericardial effusions are less common. Effusions usually respond to steroid therapy if they do not clear spontaneously. AS is inflammatory disease with not uncommon apical fibrocystic lung disease.

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