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butool

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is pleural effusion (511.9) coded, if it is from congestive heart failure (428.0) ?
 

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Yes. Many cases of pleurisy are associated with pneumonia which is always a threat to develop in persons with CHF. Most cases of pleurisy are cased by infection, viral infections or in conjunction with other diseases such as TB, kidney failure, etc.

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