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University Medicine Cluster

Common Conditions:

 

 

Arthritis

High Blood Pressure

Asthma

High Cholesterol

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Lung Cancer

Dermatitis

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Gout

Pneumonia

Parapneumonic Effusion

Doctors Listing

Senior Consultants

  • Prof Lim Tow Keang
  • Dr Khoo Kay Leong


Consultants

  • Dr Amartya Mukhopadhyay
  • Dr Gerald Chua Seng Wee
  • Dr Khoo See Meng
  • Dr Jason Phua
  • Dr Chua Ai Ping 


Associate Consultants

  • Dr Low Seow Ping
  • Dr Felicia Teo 

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Definition

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.

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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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