Intrapleural Streptokinase in Management of Complicated Parapneumonic Effusion and Empyema


We report our study of the use of intrapleural streptokinase (IPSK) in ten patients with multiloculated complicated parapneumonic effusion & empyema who had failure of conservative first line of treatment with antibiotics and intercostal tube drainage. In order to break the multiple loculi and facilitate tube drainage, we instilled intrapleurally… (More)

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