Childhood parapneumonic pleural effusion in Enugu.

  title={Childhood parapneumonic pleural effusion in Enugu.},
  author={Oguonu Tagbo and Okonkwo Uchenna and Heymann Anthony},
  journal={The Nigerian postgraduate medical journal},
  volume={12 1},
OBJECTIVES To review the epidemiological pattern and clinical features, management and outcome of childhood parapneumonic pleural effusion in Enugu. METHODS The records of the children with diagnosis of pleural effusion admitted at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu between January 1995 and February 2001 were reviewed. RESULTS Forty out of forty two patients reviewed were analysed. There were 20 males, and 20 females (ratio of 1: 1), with age range of 3 months to 156 months… CONTINUE READING
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