Tuberc Respir Dis > Volume 30(2); 1983 > Article
Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases 1983;30(2):92-98.
DOI:    Published online June 1, 1983.
Clinical study of pleural effusion in 62 cases
Dong Kyu Moon1, Ki Heon Lee1, Kuk Won Yon2, Soo Yang Lee1, Yae Won Kim2, Duk Jae Shun1
1Department of Internal Medicine, Kang Nam Sung Shim Hospital, Collge of Han Lym, Seoul, Korea
2Department of Internal Medicine, Han Gang Sung Shim Hospital, Collge of Han Lym, Seoul, Korea
늑막염 환자의 임상적 고찰
문동규1, 이기헌1, 연국원2, 이수양1, 김예원2, 선덕재1
A retrospective clinical study was done on 62 cases of pleural effusion admitted to KangNam & Han-Gang Sung-Shim Hospital from Jan. 1979 to Aug. 1981. 1) The patients were comprised of 34 males and 28 females and male was predominant. the age distribution was in the range from 17 to 76 and the peak incidence was 20 decade(37.1%). 2) The chief complaints of pleural effusion was noted as dyspnea(71.0%), chest pain, coughing and fever. 3) Leukocyte (lncluding different count), protein and LDH in pleural fluid were-non-specific finding in the etiological diagnosis of pleurisy. 4) Location of pleural effusion was noted as right side(53.3%) , left side(45.2%) and both side(1.6%). 5) Amount of pleural effusion or the chest X-ray was moderate(41.9%), minimum and maximum in order names. But the amount of thoracentesis was not associated minimum and maximum statically. 6) On the pleural biopsy, the tuberculous granuloma was most commonly 41. 9% of all cases, non-specific inflammatory reaction 38.7% and malignancy 9.7%.

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