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2,483 Possible Causes for Pleural Effusion, Weight Loss

  • Malignant Neoplasm

    Involuntary weight loss (IWL) is a non-specific symptom frequently found in the setting of a malignant neoplasm.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Intestinal obstruction, weight loss, and, in two patients, rectal bleeding with radiologic evidence of a mass lesion that involved the rectosigmoid were present at initial[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Her medical history was unremarkable except for recent weight loss.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Tuberculosis

    The definitive diagnosis was BTB with pleural effusion. Treatment with a quadruple combinational antituberculous therapy was initiated.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A 50 year male presented with acute onset jaundice, significant weight loss and elevated liver enzymes with clinico-radiological suspicion of cholangiocarcinoma.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] loss.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Otitis Media

    A previously healthy 77-year-old Japanese man presented with a 2-week history of daily fevers peaking at 38 C, chills, hearing loss, and almost 10 kg of unintentional weight[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] pneumonia, with pleural effusion, and multiple cavitatory lung lesions.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] loss over 2 months.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Streptococcal Infection

    loss, clinical recovery Elevated streptococcal antibody titer Positive streptococcal culture Acute nephritis encompasses a broad clinical spectrum, ranging from minimal disease[atsu.edu] In patients with empyema or pleural effusion, decreased breath sounds and dullness on percussion are observed.[emedicine.medscape.com] Symptoms include: tiredness weakness fever weight loss respiratory problems problems with heart function in cases where endocarditis occurs.[yourgenome.org]

  • Pneumonia

    A more insidious form of hypersensitivity pneumonia is associated with persistent malaise, fever, weight loss, and cough.[britannica.com] Following the development of malignant pleural effusion, he underwent chest drainage and was administered intrathoracic talc as a pleurodesis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Loss Surgery) Cancer (Oncology) Cardiovascular Dentistry Dermatology Diabetes Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Eye Care Fertility Center[uhealthsystem.com]

  • Lung Abscess

    effusion.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A 56-year-old Caucasian lady presented with a short history of pleuritic chest pain on the background of a 2-month history of fever, chills, 10-kg weight loss and cough with[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] , may have TB Adenoma – recurrent chest infections Lung TB - weight loss, fevers, night sweats, dry-productive cough Pneumonia/lung abscess - features of acute chest sepsis[mydentistryjourney.wordpress.com]

  • Whipple Disease

    The association of mediastinal adenopathy or pleural effusion offers additional concern.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] WD may be revealed by non-specific symptoms such as weight loss or arthralgia, but also by many other misleading signs.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Pulmonary involvement - pleural effusion, mediastinal widening (due to lymphadenopathy).[patient.info]

  • Hypereosinophilic Syndrome

    Finally, patients can develop symptoms that are not organ-specific, such as fever, night sweats, anorexia and weight loss.[symptoma.com] CXR - look for pleural effusions.[patient.info] It usually presents with fever, weight loss, fatigue, and rash. An enlarged liver and spleen and liver is often present.[checkorphan.org]

  • Histoplasmosis

    A middle aged male with no known comorbidities presented with history of colicky abdominal pain, low grade fever and weight loss.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] In rare instances, acute pericarditis and pleural effusion can develop.[symptoma.com] The manifestations of disseminated form of histoplasmosis are fever, weakness, weight loss, hepatosplenomegaly, and mucocutaneous lesions.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Pulmonary Histoplasmosis

    The patient visited our hospital with dyspnea, blood-tinged sputum, and weight loss, which had appeared 2 months earlier.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Infection with H capsulatum was confirmed by culture of pleural effusion fluid, DNA probe analysis of the pleural fluid culture isolate, urinary Histoplasma antigen detection[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] loss.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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