Pleural effusion

Case contributed by Dr Hidayatullah Hamidi

Presentation

Cough and fever for two weeks.

Patient Data

Age: 2 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Abnormal opacity in the left lower zone blunting the left cardiophrenic angle with meniscus appearance.

Atelectatic bands are also seen in the left middle and lower zones.

Case Discussion

Unilateral pleural effusion in children may be due to infection, such as tuberculosis.

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Case information

rID: 78778
Published: 15th Jun 2020
Last edited: 16th Jun 2020
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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