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Reduced Pleural Fluid Glucose

 
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Overview

  • Significance

  • Low glucose (<60mg/dL) is suggestive of consumption by an infectious, inflammatory or malignant process.
  • Causes of Low Glucose in Pleural Fluid

  • Parapneumonic effusion
  • Malignancy
  • Tuberculosis
  • Rheumatoid pleuritis
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