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Pleural effusion

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A 45-year-old man is admitted to the hospital with shortness of breath and found to have a pleural effusion on chest X-ray. Thoracentesis is performed and the fluid is sent for laboratory testing. Results of the fluid analysis are: pleural protein 8.0, serum protein 6.5, pleural LDH 500, serum LDH 100. Based on these findings, which of the following is the most likely etiology of the pleural effusion?

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