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Pleural Effusion Causes & Risks

Causes

Effusion is usually caused by disease or injury. The two types have different causes:

Causes of Transudative Effusion

  • Heart failure
  • Malnutrition
  • Liver disease
  • Kidney disease
  • A large shift in body fluids, such as during childbirth
  • Presence of a tumor

Causes of Exudative Effusion

Risk Factors

Factors that increase your chance of getting pleural effusion include:

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2019 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

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