Pleural effusion may complicate various diseases.
To facilitate the differential diagnosis of pleural effusion, the authors conducted an epidemiologic study of incidence and etiology of different types of pleural effusions in a well-defined region in central Bohemia.
During a 1-year period, the authors worked with the general practitioners and other physicians from the local hospital to identify patients with pleural effusion either while the patient was alive or at autopsy.
During this period, 142 individuals (93 living and 49 at autopsy) with pleural effusion were identified among a population of 44,000 (incidence=0.32 percent).
Mots-clés Pascal : Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Epidémiologie, Etiopathogénie, Homme, Epanchement, Plèvre
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Respiratory disease, Epidemiology, Etiopathogenesis, Human, Effusion, Pleura
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Cote : 94-0128635
Code Inist : 002B11C. Création : 199406.