Update on tuberculous pleural effusion.

  title={Update on tuberculous pleural effusion.},
  author={Richard W. Light},
  volume={15 3},
The possibility of tuberculous pleuritis should be considered in every patient with an undiagnosed pleural effusion, for if this diagnosis is not made the patient will recover only to have a high likelihood of subsequently developing pulmonary or extrapulmonary tuberculosis Between 3% and 25% of patients with tuberculosis will have tuberculous pleuritis. The incidence of pleural tuberculosis is higher in patients who are HIV positive. Tuberculous pleuritis usually presents as an acute illness… CONTINUE READING
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