Pleural effusion

Isolated,  free-flowing pleural effusion on imaging. See other forms of pleural effusions under Vb, d, e, g, h, i, m which may present similarly. The effusion can be uni- or bilateral. More often a lymphocyte-, mixed or neutrophil-rich exudate. At times an eosipophil-rich effusion. Pleural effusion can be present with the acute clinical phase of severe drug-induced ILD (e.g. methotrexate lung; PMID 16840219). ANA-panel indicated to diagnose drug-induced lupus PMID 10424528

Last update : 12/07/2014

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