Recurrent Exudative Pleural Effusion with Flare up of Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection

  • AMA Nail
  • MOE Gadour


We describe herein a young male patient who presented with exudative pleural effusion that appeared with flare up of chronic HBV infection and spontaneously recovered with the clinical and biochemical improvement of the hepatitis on two occasions five months apart. Other causes of hepatitis and exudative pleural effusion were excluded with appropriate investigations.


Keywords: Extrahepatic, ascites, bilirubin, hepatosplenomegaly, mantoux


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