Parapneumonic effusion

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

Presentation

Malaise and productive cough.

Patient Data

Age: 80
Gender: Female
X-ray

Right middle and lower lobe consolidation is demonstrated. This is associated with right pleural effusion. This has developed from the prior x-ray . 

Case Discussion

Pleural effusions not uncommonly develop with pneumonias, and can progress to empyema. 

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Case information

rID: 35200
Published: 26th Mar 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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