complex pleural effusion

complex pleural effusion

a pleural effusion without actual infection but with signs of a high degree of inflammation (for example, low pH, low glucose, high lactate dehydrogenase, many white cells).

com·plex pleu·ral ef·fu·sion

(kom'pleks plūr'ăl ĕ-fyū'zhŭn)
A pleural effusion without actual infection but with signs of a high degree of inflammation (e.g., low pH, low glucose, high lactate dehydrogenase, many white blood cells).
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