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Volume 2022, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 1999-7086
  • EISSN: 1999-7094

Abstract

Patients with Community-Acquired Pneumonia (CAP) complicated with pleural effusion mostly present with shortness of breath and pleuritic chest pain, and usually, pleural fluid (PE) progresses gradually. In this report, a case of CAP patient complicated with PE presented with left shoulder pain is discussed. The PE was found to have rapidly accumulated as a massive effusion within 24 hours of presentation. Thoracocentesis was performed and revealed an exudative picture. Patients with CAP can present with atypical symptoms on admission but may develop massive parapneumonic pleural effusion within a short time that would need definite management via urgent chest tube placement.

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