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Empyema Thoracis: A Case Report of an Unusual Respiratory Catastrophe in a Neonate

HA Venkatesh

Citation Information : Venkatesh H. Empyema Thoracis: A Case Report of an Unusual Respiratory Catastrophe in a Neonate. Pediatr Inf Dis 2020; 2 (1):39-40.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10081-1250

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 21-10-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; The Author(s).


The community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus of skin and soft tissue infection is commonly seen in neonates. Here, we present a neonate with the empyema thoracis. He was managed successfully with respiratory support, antibiotics, and surgical intervention and discharged home on full feeds.

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