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appearance of pleural fluid
clear pale yellow
what is the disease?

normal

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appearance of pleural fluid
turbid, white

microbial infection

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appearance of pleural fluid
bloody
2 diseases correlated

hemothorax
hemorrhagic effusion

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appearance of pleural fluid
milky
2 diseases correlated

Chylous material from thoracic duct leakage
Pseudochylous material form chronic inflammation

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cause of chylous effusion

Thoracic duct leakage

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cause of pseudochylous effusions

Chronic inflammation

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appearance of chylous effusion

Milky/white

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appearance of pseudochylous effusion

Milky/green tinge

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WBC of chylous effusion

predominantly lymphocytes

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WBC of pseudochylous effusion

mixed cells

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cholesterol crystals
chylous effusion

absent

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cholesterol crystals
pseudochylous effusion

present

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TG
chylous effusion

> 110 mg/dL

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Sudan III staining
chylous effusion

Strongly positive

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TG
pseudochylous effusion

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Sudan III staining
pseudochylous effusion

Negative/weakly positive

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