Causes of Pleural Effusion

In this article we will discuss about the various Causes of Pleural Effusion. So, let’s get started.

Causes

Lung infection such as pneumonia, tuberculosis etc.

Malignancy

Congestive Heart Failure

Trauma

Pulmonary Embolism

Hypoalbuminemia

Liver cirrhosis

Kidney failure

Hypothyroidism

Systemic lupus erythematosus

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Sjorgens syndrome

Nephrotic syndrome

Pancreatitis

Drug induced

Esophageal rupture

Post coronary bypass surgery

Post upper abdominal surgery (postoperative atelectasis)

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Signs and Symptoms of Pleural Effusion

In this article, we will discuss about the various Signs and Symptoms of Pleural Effusion . So, let’s get started.

Sign and Symptoms

Chest pain often referred to the left shoulder or upper abdomen because of diaphragmatic irritation.

Dyspnea

Dry cough

Shortness of breath

Difficulty in inspiration

Orthopnea

Fever

Persistent hiccups

Lower extremity edema

Paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea