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Case Reports in Pulmonology
Volume 2013, Article ID 315751, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/315751
Case Report

A Very Rare Cause of Pleuritic Chest Pain: Bilateral Pleuritis as a First Sign of Familial Mediterranean Fever

1Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Samsun Medicalpark Hospital, Samsun, Turkey
2Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Samsun Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Hospital, Samsun, Turkey
3Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Ondokuz Mayis University, Kurupelit, Samsun, Turkey

Received 9 September 2012; Accepted 26 October 2012

Academic Editors: I. Lang, F. Midulla, and N. Reinmuth

Copyright © 2013 Sevket Ozkaya et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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