Bilateral tuberculous pleural effusions with markedly different characteristics

Susan Murin, Ernest Moritz

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Abstract

A 72-year-old man presented with malaise, weight loss, and cough. Chest radiograph revealed bilateral pleural effusions. On thoracentesis, the left effusion was a clear yellow exudate with more than 90% lymphocytes, and the right effusion was a grossly bloody exudate with more than 90% neutrophils. Cultures of both effusions grew Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)849-850
Number of pages2
JournalChest
Volume110
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1996

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Exudates and Transudates
Pleural Effusion
Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Cough
Weight Loss
Neutrophils
Thorax
Lymphocytes
Thoracentesis

Keywords

  • elderly pleura
  • tuberculosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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Bilateral tuberculous pleural effusions with markedly different characteristics. / Murin, Susan; Moritz, Ernest.

In: Chest, Vol. 110, No. 3, 1996, p. 849-850.

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Murin, Susan ; Moritz, Ernest. / Bilateral tuberculous pleural effusions with markedly different characteristics. In: Chest. 1996 ; Vol. 110, No. 3. pp. 849-850.
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