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Does anyone know what is empyema plus bronchitis?
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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Surgery - Thoracic
In brief: A continuum
Empyema is a severe infection in the chest in which pus accumulates within the pleural space.
Also known as pleural empyema, empyema thoracis and pyothorax. It will often develop as a consequence of a pneumonia. A fluid collection forms (parapneumonic effusion) and this fluid becomes infected. The treatment is to drain the pus, re-expand lung, and treat underlying infection. http://goo.gl/5dncp.

In brief: A continuum
Empyema is a severe infection in the chest in which pus accumulates within the pleural space.
Also known as pleural empyema, empyema thoracis and pyothorax. It will often develop as a consequence of a pneumonia. A fluid collection forms (parapneumonic effusion) and this fluid becomes infected. The treatment is to drain the pus, re-expand lung, and treat underlying infection. http://goo.gl/5dncp.
Dr. Loki Skylizard
Dr. Loki Skylizard
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
In brief: Infection...
Empyema is when there is pus in the space surrounding the lung.
Acute bronchitis is due to an infection of the airways. It can be due to bacteria or virus. Empyema often needs to be drained as well as treated with antibiotics. It is a serious infection.

In brief: Infection...
Empyema is when there is pus in the space surrounding the lung.
Acute bronchitis is due to an infection of the airways. It can be due to bacteria or virus. Empyema often needs to be drained as well as treated with antibiotics. It is a serious infection.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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