Management of tuberculous empyema

Khanna, B.K. (1987) Management of tuberculous empyema. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 34 (3). pp. 141-149.

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Abstract

A study of 40 cases of tuberculous empyema managed with chemotherapy and closed intercostal drainage is presented. The lung expanded in 25 cases. Eight cases expired, 3 of these within a few days of admission. Five cases needed surgical intervention. Factors adversely affecting the out-come of therapy were the presence of bronchopleura 1 fistula, chronicity of the lesion and presence of disease in the underlying and/or contralateral lung.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Tuberculous Empyema, Mortality, Death, Surgery, Surgical Intervention, Cases, Patients, Therapy, Bronchopleural Fistula, Lesions, Chronic Disease, Lungs, Radiography, X-Ray
Subjects:Bacterial Infections and Mycoses > Infection > Respiratory Tract Infections
Environment and Public Health > Public Health > Epidemiologic Measurements > Demography > Vital Statistics > Mortality
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiratory Tract Fistula
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses > Bacterial Infections > Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections > Actinomycetales Infections > Mycobacterium Infections > Tuberculosis
Surgical Procedures, Operative > Thoracic Surgical Procedures
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Lung Diseases > Coin Lesion, Pulmonary
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Bronchial Diseases > Bronchial Fistula
Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms > Signs and Symptoms > Signs and Symptoms, Respiratory
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiratory Tract Infections > Tuberculosis, Pleural
Respiratory System > Lung
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiratory Tract Infections > Empyema, Pleural
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiratory Tract Fistula > Bronchial Fistula
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Pleural Diseases > Tuberculosis, Pleural
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiratory Tract Infections
Investigative Techniques > Epidemiologic Methods > Data Collection > Vital Statistics > Mortality
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Pleural Diseases > Empyema, Pleural
ID Code:3106
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:10 October 2008

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