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Year: 2009  |  Volume: 2  |  Issue: 6  |  Page No.: 473 - 475

Refractory uraemic pleuropericarditis treated successfully with corticosteroid therapy

S. Y Lee, G. y Hong, J. G Chung, D. H Yang and H. J. Kim    


Uraemic pleuritis and pericarditis are frequently observed in chronic renal failure patients and tend to improve with continued haemodialysis. However, certain cases have been reported that do not respond to continued haemodialysis alone. A 67-year-old female on long-term haemodialysis was diagnosed with uraemic pleuropericarditis and treated with intensive haemodialysis and given a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug to which she showed no response. We report a case of uraemic pleuropericarditis refractory to traditional therapy, which was treated successfully with corticosteroid therapy.

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