Letter: Human pulmonary dirofilariasis: entry method of infective larvae.

@article{Southgate1975LetterHP,
  title={Letter: Human pulmonary dirofilariasis: entry method of infective larvae.},
  author={Brian Southgate and Joan H Bryan},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1975},
  volume={68 2},
  pages={274}
}
CHEST, 68: 2, AUGUST, 1975 We, therefore, hypothesize that a low pleural fluid pH in a patient with a parapneumonic effusion indicates that the effusion is in the fibropurulent stage and that there are at least some loculi present which contain purulent material. Diagnostic thoracocentesis with measurement of pleural fluid pH should be performed on all patients with parapneumonic effusion. to evaluate the need for intercostal tube drainage of the pleural space.