Causes of exudative pleural effusion?

Causes of exudative pleural effusion?
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(Paul Lin) #1

What are five common causes of an exudative pleural effusion?


(Harkaraj Singh Kang) #2
  1. Infection e.g. pneumonia, tuberculosis
  2. Inflammation e.g. sarcoidosis, connective tissue disease
  3. Ischaemia e.g. pulmonary embolism/infarction
  4. Malignancy e.g. lung carcinoma, mesothelioma
  5. Drugs e.g. nitrofurantoin, bromocriptine