What are the causes of low pH and low glucose pleural effusions?

Causes of low pH and low glucose pleural effusions


  • Complicated parapneumonic effusion or empyema
  • Malignant pleural effusion
  • Rheumatoid pleuritis
  • Lupus pleuritis
  • Tuberculous pleural effusion
  • Oesophageal rupture (also has high amylase) 

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