SESSION TITLE: Chest Infections II
SESSION TYPE: Case Report Poster
PRESENTED ON: Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
INTRODUCTION: TB pleural effusion is the second most common form of Extra Pulmonary TB, only less frequent than lymph node TB especially in non HIV Pts. Tuberculous pleural effusion accounts for approximately 5 percent of disease due to Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Most TB pleural effusions manifest as an acute illness, with approximately one third of patients being symptomatic for < 1 week and two thirds for < 1 month.