oa South African Family Practice - The pleural effusion in HIV - an approach to diagnosis : CPD

Volume 51, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



HIV is one of the most prevalent diseases and causes of mortality in sub-Saharan Africa. Pleural disease is common in the population of this region, especially pleural effusion. The disease is associated with a significant mortality rate, and correct diagnostic and therapeutic management is essential to optimising the possibility of a favourable outcome.

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