Management of tuberculous empyema

Tandon, R.N. and Khanna, B.K. (1960) Management of tuberculous empyema. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 7 (4). pp. 95-99.

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The hospital records of 40 cases of tuberculous empyema admitted to our hospital from 1954 to 1959 have teen scrutinized. With the rational use of the chemotherapy, observation of strict head-low position, and intra-pleural Kaolin medication 62.5% cases registered an improvement. Complete expansion of the lungs was noted in 50% cases. Only 15% cases had expired. We believe that still the management of tuberculous empyema is essentially medical and surgery should be done in only selected cases.

EPrint Type:Article
Additional Information:Based on a paper presented in the 15th Tuberculosis Workers’ Conference (1959).
Uncontrolled Keywords:Tuberculous Empyema, Management, Chemotherapy, Case Reports, Intra-pleural Kaolin Administration
Subjects:Bacterial Infections and Mycoses > Bacterial Infections > Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections > Actinomycetales Infections > Mycobacterium Infections > Tuberculosis
Therapeutics > Drug Therapy
Bacteria > Gram-Positive Bacteria > Actinobacteria > Actinomycetales > Mycobacteriaceae > Mycobacterium > Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiratory Tract Infections > Empyema, Pleural
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Pleural Diseases > Empyema, Pleural
ID Code:896
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:23 September 2005

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