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Pleural effusion: A fluid collection between the layers that surround the lungs and chest wall. See detailed information below for a list of 126 causes of Pleural effusion, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
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causes of Pleural effusion as a symptom include:
Increased amounts of fluid within the pleural cavity containing no malignant cells
- (Source - Diseases Database)
An abnormal collection of fluid between the thin layers of tissue (pleura) lining the lung and the wall of the chest cavity.
- (Source - National Cancer Institute)
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Medical Conditions associated with Pleural effusion:
Lung symptoms (3280 causes), Respiratory symptoms (5166 causes), Chest symptoms (1355 causes), Respiratory tract symptoms (5166 causes), Throat symptoms (3410 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes)
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