A 49-year-old member asked:
what are the most common symptoms of empyema?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied answered
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depends: The signs and symptoms of empyema vary somewhat according to the location of the infection and its severity. In empyema thoracis, patients usually exhibit symptoms of pneumonia, including fever, cough, fatigue, shortness of breath, an chestpain. They may prefer to lie on the side of the body affected by the empyema. Family members may notice bad breath. In severe cases, the patient may becomecomat.
Answered on Mar 16, 2018
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