Minoxidil-associated exudative pleural effusion

Atif Siddiqui, Mohammed Ansari, Jawairia Shakil, Rama Chemitiganti

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Recurrent pleural effusions are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Drug-related reactions causing pleural effusions are not common, but their identification can potentially improve patient outcome. Minoxidil has been implicated in pleuropericardial effusions in patients with chronic kidney disease. The exact mechanism by which pleural effusion occurs is still unclear. We report a case of isolated exudative pleural effusion associated with minoxidil in a patient without underlying kidney disease that almost completely resolved after the drug was discontinued.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)458-460
Number of pages3
JournalSouthern Medical Journal
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2010


  • Drug reaction
  • Exudative
  • Minoxidil
  • Pleural effusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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