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Pleural Effusion, A Simple Guide To The Condition, Treatment And Related Conditions

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Pleural effusion is a fluid collection in the pleural space between the parietal (external) and visceral (internal) layers of the pleural cavity.
Excessive fluid can limit the expansion of the lungs and cause breathing difficulty.
There are 4 types of pleural effusion which can occur in the pleural space:
1. Serous fluid
This is basically a passive collection of extracellular fluid with a specific gravity of

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