TransudatesExudates
Common
  • Congestive cardiac failure

  • Liver cirrhosis

  • Hypoalbuminaemia

  • Nephrotic syndrome


Less common
  • Nephrotic syndrome

  • Mitral stenosis

  • Peritoneal dialysis

  • Chronic hypothyroidism

  • Constrictive pericarditis

Common
  • Malignancy

  • Pleural infection

  • Pulmonary embolism

  • Autoimmune pleuritis


Less common
  • Drugs

  • Lymphatic disorders

  • Meigs syndrome

  • Post-coronary artery bypass graft

  • Benign asbestos related pleural effusion