Health Calculators Pulmonology

Light’s Criteria Calculator for Pleural Effusion

Light's Criteria Calculator for Pleural Effusion

This Light’s criteria calculator allows you to determine the type of pleural fluid – transudate vs exudate – with just a few basic laboratory parameters. Read on to find out how the criteria was built, and what are the most frequent pleural effusion causes – you might be surprised that the kidneys and the liver can have something do to with the lungs! At the end you will also find a quick note on pleural effusion treatment.

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