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Which are the risk factors that trigger pleural effusion?

Several different conditions represent risk factors for pleural effusion:

  • lung injury and prior lung conditions
  • heart failure
  • exposure to asbestos
  • chronic smoking
  • liver damage caused by cirrhosis

All these risk factors enhance the chances of developing pleural effusion but are not solely responsible for it. Moreover, a person who is not subject to any of the aforementioned factors can, however, be affected by pleural effusion.

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