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Empyema

Empyema is a topic covered in the Guide to Diagnostic Tests.

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Organism

Empyema

Neonate: E. coli (GNR), group A or B streptococcus (GPC), S. aureus (GPC), Pseudomonas sp. (GNR).

Infant/child (<5 years): S. aureus (60%) (GPC), S. pneumoniae (27%) (GPC), H. influenzae (GNCB), anaerobes.

Child (>5 years)/adult, acute: S. pneumoniae (GPC), group A streptococcus (GPC), S. aureus (GPC), H. influenzae (GNCB), legionella, coagulase-negative staphylococci, viridans streptococci (GPC in chains).

Child (>5 years)/adult, chronic: Anaerobic streptococci, Bacteroides sp., Prevotella sp., Porphyromonas sp., Fusobacterium sp. (anaerobes 36–76%), Enterobacteriaceae, E. coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, M. tuberculosis, Actinomyces sp.

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Citation

McPhee, Stephen J., et al. "Empyema." Guide to Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., McGraw-Hill Education, 2017. Anesthesia Central, anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/GDT/619308/all/Empyema.
McPhee SJ, Lu CM, Nicoll D. Empyema. Guide to Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. McGraw-Hill Education; 2017. https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/GDT/619308/all/Empyema. Accessed March 24, 2019.
McPhee, S. J., Lu, C. M., & Nicoll, D. (2017). Empyema. In Guide to Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/GDT/619308/all/Empyema
McPhee SJ, Lu CM, Nicoll D. Empyema [Internet]. In: Guide to Diagnostic Tests. McGraw-Hill Education; 2017. [cited 2019 March 24]. Available from: https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/GDT/619308/all/Empyema.
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