Clinico-Demographic characteristics of Patients Presented with exudative Pleural Effusion


  • Mohammed Ziaur Rahman Senior Consultant (Medicine), 250 Bed General Hospital, Moulvibazar, Bangladesh
  • Mahnaz Syed Junior Consultant (gynae and obs), Upazila Health complex, Bahubal, Habigonj, Bangladesh
  • Abdullah Md Abu Ayub Ansary Assistant Professor, Department of Hepatobiliary Pancreatic & Liver Transplant Surgery, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Shahana Sarwar Lecturer, Department of Pharmacology, Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Md Bahauddin Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, Bangbandhu Medical college, Sunamgonj, Bangladesh
  • Muhammad Tanvir Mohith Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, OSD, Directorate General of Health Services, Attached Sylhet M A G Osmani Medical College, Sylhet, Bangladesh



Clinico-demographic characteristics; exudative; pleural effusion


Background: Pleural effusion can occur with varied clinical presentations.

Objective: The purpose of the present study was to see the demographic characteristics and clinical profiles of patients presented with exudative pleural effusion.

Methodology: This cross-sectional study was carried out at medicine indoor department of Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital, Sylhet over a period of six month from October 2009 to March 2010. Patients who were admitted with pleural effusion were selected as the study population. Pleural fluid was collected by a physician. The laboratory tests were performed in the Department of Laboratory medicine of the Hospital. The details history of age, sex, socio-economic condition, clinical features were collected from the patients.

Results: A total of 50 cases were selected consecutively in the study. The mean age of the patients was 44.5±12.86 years. Male to female ratio was 2.1:1. Over half of the patients (54.0%) was poor; 32.0% cases was middle class and 14.0% cases was rich. Low-rade fever (92.0%), cough (86.0%), weight loss (74.0%) and dyspnoea (56.0%) were found as the most common symptoms of exudative pleural effusion.

Conclusion: In conclusion middle age adult male living in poor socio-sconomic condition are most commonly suffering from exudative pleural effusion.

Journal of National Institute of Neurosciences Bangladesh, July 2022;8(2):167-170


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Rahman, M. Z., Syed, M., Ayub Ansary, A. M. A. ., Sarwar, S. ., Bahauddin, M., & Mohith, M. T. (2023). Clinico-Demographic characteristics of Patients Presented with exudative Pleural Effusion. Journal of National Institute of Neurosciences Bangladesh, 8(2), 167–170.



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