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Spontaneous bacterial empyema in a cirrhotic patient due to Clostridium perfringens: Case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  22749506     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
We report a case of a cirrhotic patient who developed a spontaneous bacterial empyema due to Clostridium perfringens. To our knowledge, only two cases of spontaneous bacterial empyema due to C. perfringens in cirrhotic patients were previously reported in literature. It should be suspected in a Child C cirrhotic patient, with a previous history of pleural effusion, fever and dyspnea. It has a fatal outcome as far as it has been described.
Andreia Albuquerque; Guilherme Macedo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-6-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gastroenterologia y hepatologia     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0210-5705     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-7-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8406671     Medline TA:  Gastroenterol Hepatol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier España, S.L. and AEEH y AEG. All rights reserved.
Gastroenterology Department, Centro Hospitalar de S. João, Porto, Portugal.
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