Dr. Deepthi . M, Dr. Joyal Sandeep . P, Dr. Swarnalatha Devi . G


To study about the etiological profile of pleural effusion in patients admitted in our hospital
Ÿ To evaluate the reliability and diagnostic efficacy of pleural fluid glucose, Lactate dehydrogenase and Adenosine deaminase estimation
in diagnosis of pleural effusion.
Sample Size: 100 Patients of pleural effusion.
1. Any case of Pleural effusion.
2. Age 18-85 years.
1. Age < 18 years.
2. Hemodynamically unstable patients.
3. Pregnant women.
4. Patients with bleeding disorders or diathesis.
1. Etiology
In this study patients with pleural effusion were classified as transudative and exudative pleural effusion based on Lights criteria. ese were
further classified based on etiology and clinical profile as,
Ÿ Transudative pleural effusions :
Among transudative pleural effusion majority were due to CCF (80%), followed by effusion due to Renal failure (20%).
Ÿ Exudative pleural effusions :
e majority were tubercular in origin (66.7%), followed by empyema (13.3%), parapneumonic effusion (12.2%) and malignant effusion


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