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Canadian Respiratory Journal
Volume 12, Issue 3, Pages 149-150
BC Thoracic Society Case Challenge Vignettes

Jumping to Conclusions: Things are Never What They Seem

Sarah Broder

Penticton Regional Hospital, Penticton, British Columbia, Canada

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A 46-year-old Aboriginal man presented with a massive pleural effusion. A diagnosis of sarcoidosis was established. To the author's knowledge, this is the first reported case of sarcoidosis in a North American Aboriginal patient.