A 64-year-old male presents with a history of
breathlessness. Clinical examination reveals signs of a right-sided pleural
effusion and this is confirmed on chest x-ray.
Pleural aspiration is performed and analysis of the
pleural fluid reveals the following:
Protein 43 g/L, pH 7.26, Glucose 1.3 mmol/L
What is the most likely cause of the effusion?
Post pneumonic effusion