Large pleural effusion - infant
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RSV positive. Cough. Fever. Tracheal tug.
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NG tube tip in the stomach.
Complete whiteout of the left hemithorax with a significant mediastinal shift in keeping with a large pleural effusion. Right lung clear.
This large pleural effusion in an infant was confirmed with ultrasound prior to drainage. In this case, the pleural effusion is secondary to infection.