What is the difference between a syn-pneumonic and para-pneumonic effusion?


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Honestly, never used synpneumonic, always used parapneumonic to describe an effusion that you be blaming on a concurrent pneumonia. Looking in Dorland's medical dictionary, I'm not sure within is a real clinical difference between the two. Having said that, the prefixes para- and syn- aren't exactly synonyms surrounded by general use.


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