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My father is 60 yrs has developed a pleural effusion which became PUS. what is a possible prognosis for that ?

My father is 60. he developed a pleural effusion about a week ago which got slightly complicated. the fluid became pus (acute bacterial empyema). a substantial volume of the fluid has been drained through a tube, and he seems fine. latest x ray shows an elevated diaphragm. what is a possible prognosis for that, and what should be done next?
Asked On : Fri, 7 Jan 2011
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resolution of empyma was done with fibrosis , so diaphram is elevated. After fibrosis developed , nothing has to be done.
Answered: Sat, 30 Apr 2011
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