Benign asbestos pleural effusion: 73 exudates in 60 patients.

@article{Hillerdal1987BenignAP,
  title={Benign asbestos pleural effusion: 73 exudates in 60 patients.},
  author={Gunnar Hillerdal and Mustafa Ozesmi},
  journal={European journal of respiratory diseases},
  year={1987},
  volume={71 2},
  pages={113-21}
}
All patients seen in 1975 to 1984 with benign asbestos pleural effusion (BAPE) were studied. In all, 73 exudates occurred in 60 patients, 40 on the left side and 33 on the right. Relapses occurred on the same side in two patients; 11 had bilateral exudates, three of them concomitantly, in the other patients with a free interval of 1-15 years. The mean latency time from the first exposure to asbestos was 30 years, with a range of 1 to 58 years. The effusions lasted from 1 to 10 months, with a… CONTINUE READING

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