Pleural Effusion: A Two Year Prospective Study in Western India
Collection of fluid in pleural cavity has varied etiological factors. It constitutes one of the major causes of
morbidity in India as well in other parts of world. Because of the various etiologies that can cause pleural effusion, it
often present a diagnostic problem, even after extensive investigations. The initial step is the distinction between
transudates and exudates as this gives an indication of pathophysiological mechanisms, differential diagnosis and the
need for further investigation.In this study an attempt has made to arrive at the etiological diagnosis by analysis of history, clinical presentation, and biochemical, radiological, cytological, and bacteriological methods.
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