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Pleural effusion

Pleural effusion: Introduction

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:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Pleural effusion. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Causes of Types of Pleural effusion:

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Pleural effusion: Symptom Checker

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Pleural effusion Treatments

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Medications or substances causing Pleural effusion:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Pleural effusion as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Pleural effusion: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Pleural effusion

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Pleural effusion: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Pleural effusion

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Pleural effusion: Related Rare Diseases

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Pleural effusion: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Causes of Pleural effusion listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Pleural effusion as a symptom include:

Definitions of Pleural effusion:

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)

Detailed list of causes of Pleural effusion

The list below shows some of the causes of Pleural effusion mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Pleural effusion?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Pleural effusion. Of the 126 causes of Pleural effusion that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 1 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 8 causes are "common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 13 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 110 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Pleural effusion:

The following list of conditions have 'Pleural effusion' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Pleural effusion:

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Causes of Pleural effusion Based on Risk Factors

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  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    What are the alternative names for Pleural effusion:

    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Pleural effusion:

    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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