Are there racial differences in the prevalence of pleural effusions (fluid on the lungs)?

Updated: Dec 28, 2018
  • Author: Kamran Boka, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH  more...
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Answer

Since pleural effusion is usually the manifestation of an underlying disease process, racial differences most likely reflect racial variation in incidence of the causative disorder.


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