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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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.
This fact later became the basis for using cholinesterase levels for differentiating transudative from exudative plural effusions.
In DHF, there is evidence of plasma leakage as evidenced by detection of ascites and plural effusion by ultrasonography and x-ray chest.