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Will pleural effusion clear on its own?

In some people, pleural effusions (especially those caused by viral infection) will improve and go away by themselves without treatment within 1-8 weeks. For others, pleural effusions will recur as long as the underlying cause is not treated successfully.

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Author: Dr Joanne Van der Velden PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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