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Short Medical Case Study "15"

A 60 years old female came to the emergency room suffering from symptoms of right side pleural effusion, Investigations revealed that
Pleural fluid to serum protein ratio is 0.37
Lactate dehydrogenase is 105 IU
Pleural fluid to serum LDH is 0.46

What is your provisional diagnosis for this case?

Diagnosis: Congestive heart failure