Last reviewed: November 2017
Last updated: November  2017

Summary

Differentials

Common

  • Pneumothorax
  • Bacterial pneumonia
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Nonmesothelioma malignancy
  • Acute coronary syndrome
  • Viral pleuritis

Uncommon

  • Asbestos-related benign pleural disease
  • Mesothelioma
  • Pulmonary/extrapulmonary tuberculosis (TB)
  • Connective tissue disorders
  • Drug reactions
  • Aortic dissection
  • Postcardiac injury syndrome (PCIS)
  • Uremia
  • Cirrhosis
  • Acute pancreatitis
  • Chronic pancreatitis

Contributors

Authors VIEW ALL

Pleural Research Fellow

Southmead Hospital

Bristol

UK

Disclosures

SW declares that he has no competing interests.

Consultant Senior Lecturer

Department of Clinical Sciences

Southmead Hospital

University of Bristol

Bristol

UK

Disclosures

NM declares that he has no competing interests.

Dr steve Walker and Dr Nicholas Maskell would like to gratefully acknowledge Dr Kathryn Bateman, Dr Praveen Mannam, and Dr Terence K. Trow, previous contributors to this monograph. The contributors would also like to thank Dr Ami N. Rubinowitz, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Radiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, for providing the images. KB and PM declare that they have no competing interests. TKT is on the Advisory Board for Encysive, Actelion, United Therapeutics, and Gilead Pharmaceuticals and the Speaker's Bureau for Encysive, Actelion, and United Therapeutics.

Peer reviewers VIEW ALL

Consultant Physician

Honorary Senior Lecturer

Imperial College Healthcare Trust

Hammersmith Hospital

London

UK

Disclosures

PWI declares that he has no competing interests.

Associate Professor of Medicine and Medical Director

Lung Transplant Program

University of Chicago Hospitals

Chicago

IL

Disclosures

SB declares that she has no competing interests.

Professor of Medicine

Division Chief

Pulmonary/Critical Care/Sleep Medicine

University at Buffalo

State University of New York

Section Chief

Pulmonary/Critical Care/Sleep Medicine

VA Western New York Healthcare System

Buffalo

NY

Disclosures

SS declares that he has no competing interests.

Use of this content is subject to our disclaimer