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What things make it more likely to get pleural effusion?
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Dr. Allen Seely
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In brief: Infection, tumor,CHF
A pleural effusion is just fluid in the space between lung and rib cage.
Normally this 'potential space' is empty with a scant amount of fluid to allow the lung to expand/and slide inside the rib cage. Inflammation/infection/tumor may cause fluid to build up in the pleural space causing a pleural effusion. The fluid can be 'tapped' for analysis. Another cause is related to heart failure (chf).

In brief: Infection, tumor,CHF
A pleural effusion is just fluid in the space between lung and rib cage.
Normally this 'potential space' is empty with a scant amount of fluid to allow the lung to expand/and slide inside the rib cage. Inflammation/infection/tumor may cause fluid to build up in the pleural space causing a pleural effusion. The fluid can be 'tapped' for analysis. Another cause is related to heart failure (chf).
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