Spontaneous empyema and overwhelming septic shock due to Pasteurella multocida.

@article{Laupland2003SpontaneousEA,
  title={Spontaneous empyema and overwhelming septic shock due to Pasteurella multocida.},
  author={Kevin B Laupland and Karen P Rimmer and Daniel B. Gregson and David W Megran},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2003},
  volume={35 2},
  pages={
          132-3
        }
}
Invasive Pasteurella multocida infection, although uncommon, has been recognized to occur more frequently among patients with hepatic cirrhosis. This study reports a fatal case of bacteremic P. multocida empyema without pneumonia associated with refractory septic shock in a patient with both cirrhosis and asplenia. 
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