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Parapneumonic Effusion

What is Parapneumonic Effusion

In this condition, the cavity around the lung, known as the pleural cavity, is filled with dirty, infected fluid. Patients have fever, cough, chest pain and shortness of breath.

Treatment and drugs

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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