parapneumonic effusion


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parapneumonic effusion

pleural effusion associated with pneumonia
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They described a 3 year-old immunocompetent girl with complete immunization (2+1 schedule), who developed pneumococcal parapneumonic effusion due to serotype 3, 23 months after the booster injection (9).
Recent advances in parapneumonic effusion and empyema.
Immediate drainage is not required for all patients with complicated parapneumonic effusions.
Chest X-ray was interpreted as possible right-sided pneumonia with a large parapneumonic effusion (Figure 1).
The evaluation and cluster analysis of parapneumonic effusion in childhood.
2 is found this may be indicative of a complicated parapneumonic effusion or empyema and should prompt the insertion of an intercostal chest drain to clear the fluid and obtain source control.
Streptococci and Staph aureus are the commonest organisms that cause parapneumonic effusion while recent studies21 show that Pseudomonas is becoming a common pathogen.
Chapman SJ, Davies RJ 2004 Recent advances in parapneumonic effusion and empyema Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine 10 (4) 299-304.
The advantages of early VATS are that it is minimally invasive, requires a short-acting anesthetic, and can often completely resolve the parapneumonic effusion.
Thirty patients with benign hydrothorax who were clinically diagnosed as tuberculous pleuritis or parapneumonic effusion received anti-inflammatory or antituberculous treatments.
Material and Method: A total of 42 patients treated for complicated parapneumonic effusion and empyema, and having tube thoracostomy in the period of January 2000-December 2007, were included in the study.
The clinician must consider pulmonary embolus, viral infection, parapneumonic effusion, tuberculosis, congestive heart failure, and collagen vascular disorders--such as SLE or rheumatoid arthritis--in the differential diagnosis.