Pleural Effusion

Pleural Effusion is disease causing to increase an abnormal amount of fluid around the lungs i.e. in a thin membrane that lines the surface of the lungs and the inside of the chest wall outside the lungs. Fluid accumulates in the space between the layers of pleura which allows the lungs to move smoothly within the chest cavity during exhaling and inhaling air. Pleural effusions are result many other medical contortions. It has been noted that, most pleural effusions are not so serious; however, they need immediate treatment to avoid problems which can be severe respiratory diseases. 
The heart, kidney and liver disease may cause excessive fluid to accumulate around the lungs. It may be because the body loss its property of handling fluids. The fluid in pleural effusions may from inflammation and damage, such as in autoimmune disease, pneumonia, and many other related disorders.

  • Congestive heart failure
  • Pneumonia
  • Liver disease (cirrhosis)
  • End stage renal disease
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Lupus and other autoimmune conditions
  • Sepsis

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