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Pleural infections 

Pleural infections
Chapter:
Pleural infections
Source:
Acute Respiratory Infections (Oxford Respiratory Medicine Library)
Author(s):

Clare Hooper

and Nick Maskell

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199588084.003.0006

Pleural infection is associated with a mortality rate of 15–20%

The bacteriology of community acquired pleural infection is distinct from that of community acquired pneumonia. Empirical antibiotics should always cover penicillin resistant aerobes and anaerobic organisms

Hospital acquired pleural infection has a worse prognosis than community acquired pleural infection and is most often due to MRSA or gram negative bacteria...

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