Will pleural effusion clear on its own?
In some people, pleural effusions (especially those caused by viral infection) will improve and go away by themselves without treatment within 1-8 weeks. For others, pleural effusions will recur as long as the underlying cause is not treated successfully.
Author: Idan Ben-Barak
First answered: 15 Jul 2015
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
Rating: 4.7/5 Votes: 1268