Possible Causes for Left Pleural Effusion in USA

  • Malignant Neoplasm
    Recurrent Pleural Effusion Left Pleural Effusion Pleural Effusion
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
    Left Pleural Effusion

    Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a common type of interstitial lung disease that results in scarring of lung tissue. Fibrosis of lungs results in coughing and shortness of breath, two characteristic features of the disease. Symptoms of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis are nonspecific, with dyspnea and non-productive…[1]

  • Tuberculosis
    Left Pleural Effusion

    Tuberculosis is a multisystemic disease commonly affecting the lungs. TB presents initially as flu-like symptoms. As the disease progresses, it manifests itself with chronic cough with blood-tinged sputum, fever and night sweats. Patients also complain of weight loss, malaise, retrosternal pain and weakness. There may…[2]

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
    Left Pleural Effusion

    Symptoms and signs may include: Fatigue Dyspnea  Paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea (PND) Chest tightness Wheezing Cough with sputum (mucoid and/or purulent) Fever Chest pain Workup consists of a detailed history, tests and physical examination. Laboratory Tests Complete blood count Arterial blood gases Serum…[3]

  • T-Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma
    Left Pleural Effusion Pleural Effusion

    T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma is a rare lymphoproliferative disorder and a subtype of adult non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Both solid tumors in lymphatic tissues as well as impairment of bone marrow function may be presented by affected individuals, and, in recent years, survival rates have increased significantly due to…[4]

  • Splenic Abscess
    Left Pleural Effusion

    Splenic abscess is a rare but possibly life-threatening condition that can be caused by various Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacterial pathogens. Fever, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and a poor general condition in severe cases is the typical clinical presentation. Underlying immunosuppression or the presence…[5]

  • Empyema
    Left Pleural Effusion Pleural Effusion

    An empyema is a collection of pus within an anatomical cavity. Usually, the term refers to empyema thoracis which is the collection of pus in the pleural space. It is a pleural effusion that has become infected with bacteria resulting in the formation and collection of pus in the pleural cavity. An empyema should be…[6]

  • Renal Abscess
    Left Pleural Effusion
  • Pleural Mesothelioma
    Recurrent Pleural Effusion Left Pleural Effusion Hemorrhagic Pleural Effusion Pleural Effusion

    Pleural mesothelioma is a type of malignant neoplasm originating from the serous membrane lining the thoracic cavity. In general, development of pleural mesothelioma is associated with prolonged exposure to asbestos. Most commonly, PM patients present with non-specific respiratory symptoms and chest pain. These are…[7]

  • Acute Pancreatitis
    Left Pleural Effusion Pleural Effusion

    Acute pancreatitis is a sudden inflammation of the pancreas. The most common symptoms and signs include severe, dull epigastric pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, anorexia and fever. Alcohol consumption and biliary stone disease cause most cases of acute pancreatitis. The most common presenting sign of acute…[8]

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  1. Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, Symptoma
  2. Tuberculosis, Symptoma
  3. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Symptoma
  4. T-Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma, Symptoma
  5. Splenic Abscess, Symptoma
  6. Empyema, Symptoma
  7. Pleural Mesothelioma, Symptoma
  8. Acute Pancreatitis, Symptoma