Pediatric parapneumonic pleural effusion: epidemiology, clinical characteristics, and microbiological diagnosis.

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BACKGROUND In recent years an increase in the incidence and severity of parapneumonic pleural effusion (PPE) in pediatric populations has been observed. Streptococcus pneumoniae remains the main causal agent. New molecular and antigen techniques have increased the microbiological diagnosis of this pathology. OBJECTIVES To describe the epidemiology and… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/ppul.21114

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