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Decreased Glucose in pleural effusion is seen in:

(Select best two correct options) (DNB Dec 10)



A Rheumatoid arthritis

B SLE

C Pneumococcal infection

D P. carinii infection

Ans. A

Rheumatoid arthritis, C . Pneumococcal infection

Glucose < 60mg/dl seen in -

a. Parapneumonic effusion

b. Malignant disease

c. Rheumatoid arthritis

Extra Edge: in Tubercular effusion, plural fluid glucose level is usually is normal.

Extra Edge:

LDH – Indicator of degree of pleural inflammation

Pt’s who meet the diagnostic criteria of exudative pleural effusion with LDH but not with protein have -

1). Parapneumonic effusion

2). Malignant pleural disease

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