Pleural effusion and fever

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DDx

  • Empyema
  • Pneumonia with parapneumonic effusion
  • Cancer
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Tuberculosis
  • Connective tissue disease (eg, rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Viral infection
  • Fungal infection
  • Rickettsial infection
  • Parasitic infection (eg, Paragonimus)

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DDx

  • Empyema
  • Pneumonia with parapneumonic effusion
  • Cancer
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Tuberculosis
  • Connective tissue disease (eg, rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Viral infection
  • Fungal infection
  • Rickettsial infection
  • Parasitic infection (eg, Paragonimus)

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Last updated: December 1, 2014