Infected Pleural Effusion

Hi, I'm 23 and In Novmeber 2013 aged 22 I collapsed after arriving home from the USA and was diagnosed with pnuemonia, this later developed into infected pleural effusion, I had emergency surgery on my right lung to remove the pus and infected tissue. I just wondered whether anyone else had had anything similar

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  • Hi, I can't help I'm afraid. Just wanted to welcome you and say I've been here 2.5 years and don't recall seeing it mentioned.

    Hopefully someone will be along soon who has experience of it. I think my friends son had it as a child, I couldn't believe it when she told me the Exeter Hospital drew a litre of pus from his lung. It was horrible at the time. He's in his 20s now, it's never recurred again but he's smoked a lot as a teen/adult which doesn't bode well for his future.

    If you don't get much response here do please try the helpline, 03000030555 office hours. They have experts to talk to & ive read that they're brilliant.

    All the very best to you, take good care of yourself. Peege

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