Has Other Cancer Or Tuberculosis Suspicious Symptoms. In This Case, A Thoracoscopy May Be Indicated. If Thoracoscopy Is Unavailable

a fine needle biopsy of the pleura can be made. If tuberculous pleurisy is suspected

the adenosine deaminase level is measured in the pleural fluid. A level of> 40 U / L has a sensitivity and specificity of 95% for the diagnosis of tuberculous pleurisy. Diagnosis of pleural effusion * Based on existing fever

weight loss

Cancer history of, or other suggestive symptoms. Treatment Treatment of the symptoms of the underlying disease drainage some symptomatic effusions Other treatments for malignant effusions parapneumonische and the effusion in general does not require medical attention

Health Life Media Team

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