Heart Lung 2021 Feb 27;50(4):481-490. Epub 2021 Feb 27.
Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY, USA.
Background: COVID-19-related pleural effusions are frequently described during the ongoing pandemic.
Objectives: We described the incidence, characteristics, and outcomes of COVID-19-related pleural effusions based on the current evidence available in the literature.
Methods: We searched MEDLINE, Pubmed, and Google Scholar databases using keywords of "coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)," "severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)," "pleural effusion," "pleural fluid," and "pleura" from January 1st, 2020 to January 31st, 2021. Read More