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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

Tuberculous 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

Tuberculosis may sometimes causes fluid to enter the pleural cavity. Patients experience the typical symptoms of tuberculosis and usually breathlessness or chest discomfort.

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Treatment and drugs

This condition is treated with anti-tuberculous medications for at least 6 months.

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