Pleural effusion

Light Criteria(exudates if meet>= 1criteria)- Pleural protein/serum protein>0.5, Pleural LDH/serum LDH>0.6, Pleural LDH>200 Protein-TB(>4.0),  Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia and multiple myeloma(7.0~8.0) LDH >1000- Empyema, rheumatoid pleurisy, and pleural paragonimiasis, Pleural/Serum>1.0 & pleural/serum protein<0.5(PJP, malignancy) TG- Chylothorax(>110) Glucose <60 or pleural/serum<0.5→ Rheumatoid, TB, empyema, malignancy, Lupus pleuritis, esophageal rupture PH- <7.30→ empyema, malignancy, rheumatoid pleurisy, and tuberculous pleurisy, […]