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
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
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.
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
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)