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A Rare Case of Enterococcus Faecalis Empyema Complicating Hydropneumothorax in a Patient Of Tuberculosis

@inproceedings{Kumar2012ARC,
  title={A Rare Case of Enterococcus Faecalis Empyema Complicating Hydropneumothorax in a Patient Of Tuberculosis},
  author={Simit H Kumar and Chandra Shekhar and Kuntal Bandyopadhyay and Maitreyi Bandopadhyaya},
  year={2012}
}
Enterococcus faecalis, is a rare cause of empyema. There are a limited number of case reports in the literature discussing enterococcal empyema as a delayed complication of tubercular hydropneumothorax, and most other cases occurred primarily in patients of liver cirrhosis. This case illustrates the development of spontaneous monomicrobial empyema due to E. faecalis in a 45 year old noncirrhotic male patient with tubercular hydropneumothorax, in the absence of pneumonia. The empyema fluid on… 

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