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Is pleural effusion infectious. Can I marry a man suffering from this?

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Is pleural effusion infectious.. can i marry a man suffering from pleural effusion?
Posted Fri, 11 Oct 2013 in Lung and Chest disorders
Answered by Dr. Guru 46 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Infectious or not depends on it's cause

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Pleural effusion itself is not a disease but it is the presentation or rather effect caused by many other diseases.

Pleural effusion can be caused by a variety of conditions like Pneumonia, Tuberculosis, Autoimmune disease, lung cancer, Heart failure, Pulmonary embolism, Cirrhosis and few more. Out of these only few like Pneumonia, Tuberculosis etc are infectious. So, I mean to say that it depends on cause. If appropriately treated pleural effusion can be easily managed. Try to discuss the cause with a Pulmonologist and decide.

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