Pleural disease

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On completion of this subject guide, you should be able to:

Identify and manage pleural infection >

Use appropriate investigations to determine the cause of a pleural effusion >

Detect and manage occupational lung disease >

Generate a management plan for malignant pleural effusions >


Points for discussion

Does smoking increase the risk of mesothelioma in a patient with asbestos exposure? 

For which conditions should pleurodesis be considered? See Spontaneous Pneumothorax

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