DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2349-3291.ijcp20172704

Congenital pneumonia with empyema at birth; a rare presentation

Saransh Sabal, Kavita Tiwari, Lakhan Poswal

Abstract


Empyema thoracis is a rare complication of congenital pneumonia in neonates. Case characteristics: A newborn presented with severe respiratory distress had empyema thoracis. Outcome: patient was managed with chest tube insertion and antibiotics. Message: empyema can be a rare complication of congenital pneumonia and along with appropriate antibiotics, chest tube drainage is required for successful management.

 


Keywords


Congenital pneumonia, Neonatal empyema, Sepsis, Thoracocentesis

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