Diagnostic Dilemma - Pediatric Oncall
Persistent pleural effusion
Author: Pediatric Oncall
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A 12 years old boy presented with fever and dry cough for 1 month. He was detected to have right sided pleural effusion. His elder brother had fibrocavitatory TB and was on antituberculous therapy {ATT} since 6 months. The patient was started on ATT. However effusion still persisted for 5 months which subsequently decreased and the child had to take total 9 months of ATT.
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