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Tuberculous pleural effusion

  • Definition

    Tuberculous (TB) pleural effusion is a buildup of fluid in the space between the lining of the lung and the lung tissue (pleural space) after a severe, usually long-term infection with tuberculosis.

    See also:

    • Pleural effusion
    • Tuberculosis

    Causes, incidence, and risk factors

    As the number of patients with HIV and AIDS increases, this condition is occurring more often.