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What is the recovery time frame for a complicated pleural effusion?

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what is the full recovery time frame pleural effusion ( the complicated one with infections and chest tubes)
Posted Sun, 3 Aug 2014 in Lung and Chest disorders
Answered by Dr. Albana Sejdini 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
Few weeks depending on the severity...

Detailed Answer:
Hi there,

It is hard to say an exact full recovery time frame for a complicated pleural effusion. There are many factors that would determine such time frame:
- the severity of the symptoms
- how the patient has responded to the treatment
- how early the treatment has been initiated

Usually, the complicated cases will take weeks to full recover.

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