Clinical And Etiological Profile Of An Exudative Pleural Effusion In A Tertiary Care Center

Indian Journal of Respiratory Care
18 Jan, 2019 ,

This is a retrospective study to see the etiology of pleural effusion in our tertiary care center over 1 year period. Tuberculosis is one of the common causes of exudative effusions along with parapneumonic effusions and malignancy. Pleural fluid ADA levels are highly sensitive with good specificity for the diagnosis of etiology of tubercular effusions.