II. Epidemiology

  1. Represents 5% of Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis

III. Signs

  1. Unilateral, moderate Pleural Effusion

IV. Labs

  1. Thoracentesis for Pleural Fluid
    1. Pleural Fluid exudative
    2. Lymphocyte predominance
    3. Pleural Fluid PCR for Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  2. Pleural lesion (e.g. Granuloma) biopsies

V. Management

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