John Wrightson

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Pleural Space Infections/Empyema

What every physician needs to know: Pleural space infection/empyema is usually seen in association with pneumonia, although primary empyema is occasionally seen (~4%) with no radiographic evidence of pneumonia or other obvious cause. Reactive versus infected pleural effusions Up to 57 percent of patients with pneumonia have an associated pleural effusion, which varies in size…

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