A 71-year-old man had a 3-year history of a recurrent seronegative autoimmune constrictive pericarditis and pleural effusions, which were treated with pericardiectomy and prednisone and azathioprine. The pleural fluid was transudative and sterile, and the pericardium contained focal lymphoplasmacytic aggregates. Attempts to taper immunosuppressive drugs failed because of a recrudescence of the inflammatory syndrome and pericardial effusion. The patient was admitted with fever of unknown origin with a surge of the inflammatory syndrome and pancytopenia. He reported night sweats beginning 3 weeks prior associated with fever and unintentional weight loss. No lymphadenopathy was noted.
Identify all potential conflicts of interest that might be relevant to your comment.
Conflicts of interest comprise financial interests, activities, and relationships within the past 3 years including but not limited to employment, affiliation, grants or funding, consultancies, honoraria or payment, speaker's bureaus, stock ownership or options, expert testimony, royalties, donation of medical equipment, or patents planned, pending, or issued.
Err on the side of full disclosure.
If you have no conflicts of interest, check "No potential conflicts of interest" in the box below. The information will be posted with your response.
Not all submitted comments are published. Please see our commenting policy for details.
Christin A, de Leval L, Obeid M. A Diffuse Medullary Hypercaptation With No Bone Lesion. JAMA Oncol. 2020;6(2):291–292. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2019.4655
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.
Create a personal account or sign in to: