Neonatal Empyema Thoracis

  • J Mazumdar Resident, Department of Paediatrics, Calcutta National Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata
  • S Sen Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics, Calcutta National Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata
Keywords: Empyema, Neonate

Abstract

Empyema thoracis, is a rare cause of respiratory distress in neonates. Only a few cases of neonatal empyema thoracis are described in medical literature. Empyema thoracis is not a well known entity in the neonates. It is fulminant with rapid progression with a high mortality. Compounding the problem is its uncertain etiopathogenesis and lack of definite treatment guidelines. We shall describe one case of neonatal empyema in a newborn aged five days caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The neonate died subsequently.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/jnps.v34i1.8233  

J Nepal Paediatr Soc 2014;34(1):65-67  

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2014-03-24
How to Cite
Mazumdar, J., & Sen, S. (2014). Neonatal Empyema Thoracis. Journal of Nepal Paediatric Society, 34(1), 65-67. https://doi.org/10.3126/jnps.v34i1.8233
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Brief Reports/Case Reports/Case Series