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I need information on pleural effusion causes?
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Dr. Eric Toloza
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: Many
Cancer, pneumonia, trauma, liver disease, kidney disease, radiation, esophageal problem, other infection, pancreatitis, etc.

In brief: Many
Cancer, pneumonia, trauma, liver disease, kidney disease, radiation, esophageal problem, other infection, pancreatitis, etc.
Dr. Eric Toloza
Dr. Eric Toloza
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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Types of effusion
Pleural effusion is fluid in the space between lungs/chest well.
The next step is to ask what kind of fluid is it . 2 types generally are 1: transudative (clear) 2: exudative (pus like). If needed, the fluid can be drained to make this distinction. In terms of common things, a simple pneumonia can cause an effusion. Congestive heart failure can do that from fluid overload. Many possibilties.

In brief: Types of effusion
Pleural effusion is fluid in the space between lungs/chest well.
The next step is to ask what kind of fluid is it . 2 types generally are 1: transudative (clear) 2: exudative (pus like). If needed, the fluid can be drained to make this distinction. In terms of common things, a simple pneumonia can cause an effusion. Congestive heart failure can do that from fluid overload. Many possibilties.
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
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