Pleural Effusion Causes & Diagnosis

A 3-part course with MedCram

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Course Overview

Pleural effusions are fluid that collects in around the lungs, not within in them. In this course, discover how to properly diagnose effusions and determine the cause through X-rays and lab analysis. MedCram begins with an overview of this condition, and explains how to differentiate between an effusion and atelectasis. Next, get in in-depth review of transudate and exudate effusions, and what that means for a patient. Conclude with tips for analyzing effusion fluid samples with lab analysis.


  • Total Time 30 min
  • Lessons 3
  • Exercises 8
  • 17 CQ

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