Pleural effusion

My husband had a fever from past 6-7 days. Doctor suggest for test. All the blood test are normal but x-ray nd ultrasound is not normal . There is pleural effussion according to the report. What will the further procedure. And what can the possible cause.
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Dr. Anil Kumar Jain Bangalore | General Physician
Hello there.

I can understand your concern .
Further course of treatment depends on how much fluid is there.
If its too much, they will do a drainage and test the fluid.
They will also give some antibiotics.
Infections when they become too much lead to pleural effusion.
Consult a pulmonologist in person for further evaluation and management.
Best regards.
Dr. Anil kumar jain.

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