Induction of acute pleural inflammation by Staphylococcus aureus. I. CD4+ T cells play a critical role in experimental empyema.


Bacterial empyema is a frequent complication of pneumonia in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). A model of Staphylococcus aureus empyema was developed that closely resembles bacterial empyema in patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Results show a compartmentalized chemokine response in bacterial empyema. The… (More)


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