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Pleural effusion in children associated with adenovirus infection

G Tiva, M Zampoli, A Vanker

Abstract


Viral pathogens are rare causes of pleural effusion in children. We present two cases of pleural effusions in children associated with adenovirus infection. Hepatomegaly with transaminitis, pleural fluid lymphocytosis and poor response to antibiotics were common features. Adenovirus infection should be considered in the differential diagnosis of pleural effusion in children.


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G Tiva, Division of Paediatric Pulmonology, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, University of Cape Town, South Africa

M Zampoli, Division of Paediatric Pulmonology, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, University of Cape Town, South Africa

A Vanker, Division of Paediatric Pulmonology, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, University of Cape Town, South Africa

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African Journal of Thoracic and Critical Care Medicine 2015;21(3):78-79. DOI:10.7196/SARJ.2015.v21i3.32

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Date submitted: 2015-10-16
Date published: 2015-10-21

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