Group F streptococcal empyema from aspiration of a grass inflorescence.

Abstract

A previously healthy 15-year-old boy was seen with a loculated right lower lobe empyema. Group F beta-hemolytic streptococci were cultured from the pleural fluid. Surgical intervention was required. An unsuspected aspirated grass inflorescence and a bronchopleural fistula were discovered during a decortication procedure.

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@article{Baethge1990GroupFS, title={Group F streptococcal empyema from aspiration of a grass inflorescence.}, author={Bruce A. Baethge and Jane M. Eggerstedt and F A Olash}, journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery}, year={1990}, volume={49 2}, pages={319-20} }