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Risk Factors of Pleural Effusion

Since a pleural effusion is a complication of another illness, the risk factors that increase your chance of getting this condition are those of the underlying causes: (also mentioned above)

  • Heart failure
  • Pneumonia
  • Cancers, such as lung, breast, lymphoma, mesothelioma
  • Liver disease
  • Connective tissue diseases (rheumatic heart disease, arthritis)
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Radiation therapy
  • Tuberculosis
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Pregnancy, recent delivery

In general, pleural effusions occur more frequently in adults than in children.

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California Pleural Effusion
15211 Vanowen St. Suite 205
Van Nuys, CA 91405

tel: (818) 908-9752
email: info@treatpleuraleffusion.com


Identifying the cause of the effusion is important because the treatment will be targeted towards this cause. The doctor will find a treatment that will work best on the patient based on what type of effusion and symptoms the patient have.
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