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Neonatal empyema thoracis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10830046     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Empyema thoracis, a serious complication of pneumonia, fortunately remains a less common cause of respiratory distress in neonates. Only 14 cases of neonatal empyema thoracis have been described in the world literature. The condition is characterized by its rarity, inability to identify any consistent predisposing factors, uncertain pathogenesis, rapid course, lack of consensus on management and a high mortality. We describe here two cases of empyema aged 6 and 8 days caused by E. Coli and Klebsiella respectively. Out of them one survived. A brief review of literature follows the above account.
R Gupta; M M Faridi; P Gupta
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of pediatrics     Volume:  63     ISSN:  0019-5456     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Pediatr     Publication Date:    1996 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-06-21     Completed Date:  2000-06-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417442     Medline TA:  Indian J Pediatr     Country:  INDIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  704-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi.
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MeSH Terms
Empyema, Pleural / congenital*,  diagnosis,  mortality
Escherichia coli Infections / congenital*,  diagnosis,  mortality
Fatal Outcome
Infant, Newborn
Klebsiella Infections / congenital*,  diagnosis,  mortality

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