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A 62-year-old male asked about a 54-year-old female:

Pleural effusion detected in xray. aspiration done. pleural fluid tested on cytology and myobacterium culture done. all negative-no growth. pain severe in chest and back. amylase:47 ada:72 glucose:200?

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Family Medicine 48 years experience
Further workup: Your blood sugar is too high. Get further evalaution for diabetes. Pleural effusions can cause pleuritis, an inflammation of the sac around the lungs. Notify your physician and ask about antiinflammatory medince. Get a fasting blood sugar, urine analysis and hgba1c.
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