Management of tubercular empyema thoracis: a review of 53 cases

Goyal, S.P.; Tandon, R.K.; Patney, N.L. and Misra, O.P. (1976) Management of tubercular empyema thoracis: a review of 53 cases. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 23 (3). pp. 103-109.

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53 cases of tubercular empyema were studied. Majority of cases were young adult male from rural area. The disease was common on the right side and total empyema occurred in 58.49% of cases. Clinically sepsis, emaciation, toxaemia and occasional occurrence of empyema necessitatis was observed. Bronchopleural fistula confirmed by Methylene Blue test was noted in 54.71% cases. All these and another 11.32% had mixed infection. Tubercular nature was confirmed either by radiological examination of chest, detection of A.F.B. in sputum and pleural aspirate or pleural biopsy.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tubercular Empyema Thoracis, Management, Toxaemia, Bronchopleural Fistula, Plueral Biopsy, Review
Subjects:Therapeutics > Drug Therapy
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses > Infection > Toxemia
Surgical Procedures, Operative > Biopsy
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiratory Tract Fistula > Bronchial Fistula
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Bronchial Diseases > Bronchial Fistula
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Pleural Diseases > Empyema, Pleural
ID Code:1589
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:12 July 2006

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