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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Pleural Effusion Pleural Effusion is a buildup of fluid between the layers of tissue that line the lungs. There are two types: Transudative and Exudative Effusion Thoracentisis Infections Chest Tubes is treated so it does not occur again used to remove fluid by inserting a needle to suck out the fluid are treated with antibiotics are inserted to drain out the fluid for several days for people who have infections are cancer. In the U.S., about 100,000 people are diagnosed with a type of plueral effusion It's very common Coughing, fever, hiccups, rapid breathing,shortnessof breath, and chest pain that worsens with cough.Sometimes there are no symptoms Symptoms A doctor will listen to your lungs at first but then take chest CT scans, X-rays, Kidney and Liver blood tests, pleural fluid analysis, and an ultrasound of the chest and heart. Diagnoses A cure from plural effusion is possible but depends on the cause and underlying disease. Treatments Congestive Heart Failure is treated by available medicines. Chemotherapy, RadiationTherapy, and Surgery to remove the fluid. Others Include: The body releases an excessive amount of the plueral fluid used to lubricate the surface of the lungs. Transudative Effusion is caused by pressure in the blood vessles and commonly by CHF. Prevention of plueral effusion calls for immediate treatment for any conditions leading to it. Exudative Effusion is caused by blocked blood or lymph vessels.It is also triggered by tuberculosis and pneumonia. Its Cause Adriana Necoechea P.5 PHS
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