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What could be a cause of recurrence of empyema thoracic?

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Dr. Jacques Kpodonu
Cardiology 27 years experience
Infection: Continous source of infection, chronic infection rarely cancer.
Dr. Loki Skylizard
Thoracic Surgery 20 years experience
Several : As noted, persistance of infection. Also, failure of the lung to fully expand thus persistence of a fluid containing space and sometimes, persistence of dead/devitalized lung tissue.

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