Microbiology and management of pleural empyema

Clark, Julia (2009) Microbiology and management of pleural empyema. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, 634 61-68. doi:10.1007/978-0-387-79838-7_6


Author Clark, Julia
Title Microbiology and management of pleural empyema
Journal name Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0065-2598
ISBN 9780387798370
Publication date 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/978-0-387-79838-7_6
Volume 634
Start page 61
End page 68
Total pages 8
Publisher Springer New York LLC
Language eng
Subject 1300 Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
2700 Medicine
Abstract Empyema is apparently becoming more common, with pneumococcus being the most common pathogen detected in Europe and the USA. However, group A streptococcus and S. aureus pneumonia are individually more likely to progress to empyema. Serotype 1 pneumococcus is frequently implicated and the reasons for an apparent increase in incidence remain unclear. Management requires antibiotics and removal of pus either by fibrinolysis or primary drainage.
Q-Index Code C1
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