Pleural effusion due to Parvimonas micra. A case report and a literature review of 30 cases.

@article{Cobo2017PleuralED,
  title={Pleural effusion due to Parvimonas micra. A case report and a literature review of 30 cases.},
  author={Fernando Cobo and Javier Mois{\'e}s Rodr{\'i}guez-Granger and A. Sanchez Sampedro and Luis Aliaga-Mart{\'i}nez and Jos{\'e} Mar{\'i}a Navarro-Mar{\'i}},
  journal={Revista espanola de quimioterapia : publicacion oficial de la Sociedad Espanola de Quimioterapia},
  year={2017},
  volume={30 4},
  pages={285-292}
}
The clinical and microbiological characteristics of infections caused by Parvimonas micra is described, including 30 cases in the literature and a new case handled at the present centre. Out of the 31 patients, 18 were male; mean age at diagnosis was 65.1 ± 13.0 years. Infection site was the vertebral spine in 14 patients and joints and heart valves in 5 each one; pain was present in all patients with articular localization and in almost all patients with vertebral involvement. The diagnosis… CONTINUE READING

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