Plural effusion since 15Days

Pt age 65 Male Chief Complaints Pain in back on coughing,Cough History Pt says he feels internal fever , not interested in eating. weakness ,

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COPD emphysema. Left sided cardiophrenic and costophrenic angles obliterated giving positive meniscus sign. Findings sugg of moderate pleural effusion. Adv diagnostic and therapeutic pleurocentesis.

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Left side pleural effusion . Send for analysis of pleural fluid for diagnosis. If it is a very short duration, it could be a malignancy also.. so fluid analysis for cell count, bacteria, glucose, and atypical or malignant cells is important Pleural fluid ADA for tb Or pleural biopsy for cbnaat

CXR.. LEFT LOWER LOBE.. OPASITY.. SUGGESTIVE OF.. EFFUSION.. NEED'S.. FURTHER EVALUATION WITH EXPERTS OPINION..

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B/L pleural effusion with Lt side is more than Rt. Side Aspirate pleural effusion from Lt. Side & sent for Cytology & Biochemistry . It may have tubercular pathology

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Xray shows b/l lower lobe haziness ? Pneumonia See for hrct See for covid profile See for covid swab See for ecg and 2decho See for blood report N treat accordingly

Left sided pleural effusion Proceed with left pleural tap

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