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Pleural Disease

AUTHOR:
Steven Lahti
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
  1. Recognize indications for thoracentesis in pleural effusion.
  2. Use Light's criteria to distinguish transudative from exudative pleural effusions.
  3. Recognize common causes of transudative and exudative effusions.
  4. Recognize risk factors and pleural fluid features of mesothelioma.
Section
AccessMedicine > Clinician's Pocket Reference: The Scut Monkey, 11e > Chapter 3. Differential Diagnosis: Symptoms, Signs, and Conditions > Pleural Effusion
Chapter
AccessMedicine > Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 20e > Disorders of the Pleura
Case File
AccessMedicine > Graber and Wilbur’s Family Medicine Examination and Board Review, 4th Edition > Pulmonary Case 3.10 > Pulmonary Case 3.10
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