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the thin serous membrane around the lungs and inner walls of the chest

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There are multiple causes of lymphocytic predominant pleural effusion other than TB such as malignancy and connective tissue diseases.
A variety of pleural disorders including, but not limited to pleural transudates, pleural infections, malignant effusions and pneumothoraces are commonly encountered in busy pulmonary practice both in out-patients and hospitalized population1.
Conventionally, the diagnosis of tubercular pleural effusion is made on the basis of clinical data, biochemical and microscopic examination of pleural fluid which is nonspecific.
Boundaries of a consolidated lung segment are defined by the pleural line, the adjacent aerated lung, and any effusion that may be present.
Of these, 2,385 cases were extra pulmonary, of which 863 corresponded to pleural tuberculosis (TBP) (5).
El derrame pleural eosinofilico secundario al suministro de acido valproico, se ha asociado fisiopatologicamente con altas concentraciones en liquido pleural, de interleuquina-5 y factores estimulantes de colonias de granulocitos y macrofagos que aumentan y perpetuan las concentraciones de eosinofilos a nivel pleural favoreciendo el proceso de fuga capilar y acumulacion de liquido en el espacio pleural.
Initial clinical and radiological examination usually reveals a pleural effusion.
We describe the successful management of a patient who developed pleural effusions after starting continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD), by altering the PD prescription to daytime ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (DAPD) transiently before resuming CAPD 4 months later.
Specific tests such as cholesterol, triglyceride, rheumatologic markers, Adenosine deaminase activity (ADA), and percutaneous pleural needle biopsy using Abrams pleural biopsy needle were performed in cases where it was necessary for definite diagnosis.
All patients with pleural effusion who were admitted and fulfilling the inclusion criteria were included in the study.
Pleural effusions result from abnormal buildup of a thin layer of liquid that normally helps adhere and lubricate the interface between visceral and parietal pleura.
The constellation of findings prompted the radiologist to suspect pleural malignancy.
3) Unit drain the pleural cavity or accessories (1 Unit)
Each patient underwent ultrasonography for the detection of ascites, gall bladder wall thickness, pleural and/or pericardial effusion along with their quantification and localisation.
Textbook of Pleural Diseases, 3rd Edition (online access included)