pleural effusion

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pleural effusion

[‚plu̇r·əl i′fyü·zhən]
(medicine)
Abnormal accumulation of fluid in the area between the membranes lining the lungs and the chest cavity (the pleural space).
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(a) Chest X-ray on admission showed cardiac enlargement and severe bilateral plural effusion. (b) ECG suggested mild right ventricular overload and clockwise rotation.
Clinicians should be cautious that all cases of plural effusion or lung masses are not because of neoplasm or tuberculosis other infection like cryptococcosis should be considered as a differential diagnosis.
Group A: Compromise 10 case each of PTB, malignancy and para pneumonic plural effusion total of 30 cases.
In DHF, there is evidence of plasma leakage as evidenced by detection of ascites and plural effusion by ultrasonography and x-ray chest.