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Rare Case of a Patient with Newly Diagnosed Thymoma Presenting with Paraneoplastic Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Myasthenia Gravis, and Hypogammaglobulinemia

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A Pleural mass biopsy was performed showing an invasive thymoma. Computed tomography (CT) scan of the chest performed on admission revealed a left sided pleural mass, anterior mediastinal mass, lymphadenopathy and pericardial effusion. Pleural mass biopsy showed an invasive thymoma. Due to her clinical presentation, a complete work-up was performed revealing paraneoplastic systemic lupus erythematous (SLE), myasthenia gravis (MG) and hypogammaglobulinemia. We reviewed the literature regarding thymoma and its relationship with paraneoplastic SLE, MG and hypogammaglobulinemia.

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Hansra, D. , Ponce, M. , Socola, F. and Restrepo, M. (2014) Rare Case of a Patient with Newly Diagnosed Thymoma Presenting with Paraneoplastic Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Myasthenia Gravis, and Hypogammaglobulinemia. Open Journal of Rheumatology and Autoimmune Diseases, 4, 146-152. doi: 10.4236/ojra.2014.43021.

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