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Which of the following is a cause of hemothorax? (AIIMS Nov 09)



A Trauma

B Malignancy

C Pulmonary embolism

D All of the above

Ans. D

All of the above

Hemothorax – Causes Trauma, malignancy & Pulm embolism.

Extra Edge:

WBC count - <1000/mm3 – Transudative, >1000/mm3 – Exudative

Differential WBC count –

1). Neutrophils

a. Pneumonia,

b. Pancreatitis,

c. Pulm embolization

d. Subphrenic abscess.

2). Eosinophils –

a. Asbestos related pleural effusion

b. Parasitic

c. Drugs

d. Churg Strauss

3). Basophils – Leukemic pleural effusion

4). Lymphocytes – Tuberculosis, Malignancy, Post CABG

5). Mesothelial cells

a. Present normally

b. D/D – Malignant cells

No mesothelial cells are seen in TB (expect pt with AIDS)

6). Plasma cells – Multiple myeloma

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