Published: 2021-06-24

Empyema thoracis in a Nigerian neonate: case report and brief literature review

Ezinwa O. Ezuruike, Ndubuisi K. Chukwudi, Nathan U. Nwokeforo, Mary-Anna Ekpe Obioma


Empyema thoracis (ET) is a significant cause of paediatric hospital admissions and mortality but an infrequent finding in the neonatal period. Our case was a three week old male who presented with respiratory distress and had empyema thoracis. He was managed successfully with antibiotics and chest tube thoracostomy drainage.


Empyema thoracis, Neonate, Nigerian

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