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A case of Empyema thoracic due to Salmonella typhi in 18-month-old child: an unusual cause.
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PMID:  22923923     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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We herein report an 18-months-old child who presented with high-grade fever, cough, and breathlessness along with tachypnoea and diminished air entry on the left side of the chest, in which a diagnosis of left-sided pleural effusion was made. Salmonella typhi was isolated from the pleural tap culture. The patient had uneventful recovery with appropriate antibiotic therapy. Empyema thoracic as a complication is extremely rare in the absence of an underlying co-morbid illness, is even more uncommon in a child, and is even rarer to find with Salmonella typhi species. After reviewing the available literature we could find only five cases of empyema thoracic due to Salmonella typhi in children with the age range of 9-13 years. We are reporting this case as the youngest child reported with this complication.
Authors:
Devki Nandan; Lalish Jhavar; Vivek Dewan; Girish Chandra Bhatt; Nirmaljeet Kaur
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of laboratory physicians     Volume:  4     ISSN:  0974-7826     ISO Abbreviation:  J Lab Physicians     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-27     Completed Date:  2012-09-28     Revised Date:  2013-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101551511     Medline TA:  J Lab Physicians     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  45-7     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatrics, PGIMER, Dr. RML Hospital, New Delhi, India. devkinandan2002@yahoo.com
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