April 1993, Volume 43, Issue 4

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PARAPNEUMONIC EFFUSIONS AND THORACOCENTESIS INDICATIONS AND COMPLICATIONS

Salimuddin Aziz

Pleural effusions are divided into exudates and transudates. Exudative effusions require immediate evaluation, as delay in diagnosis and drainage can Cause complications1. Of the many causes of exudative ef­fusions, parapneumonic is the commonest. These

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