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Parapneumonic Effusion

What is Parapneumonic Effusion?

Parapneumonic Effusion is a condition where the cavity around the lung, known as the pleural cavity, is filled with dirty, infected fluid.

What are the signs & symptoms of Parapneumonic Effusion?

Symptoms include fever, cough, chest pain and shortness of breath.

What are the treatment options for Parapneumonic Effusion?

Initial treatment includes antibiotics and usually drainage of the fluid using either a needle or a chest tube after a confirmatory chest X-ray.

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