Thoracic empyema and bacteremia due to Mycobacterium abscessus in a patient with liver cirrhosis.

@article{Lai2013ThoracicEA,
  title={Thoracic empyema and bacteremia due to Mycobacterium abscessus in a patient with liver cirrhosis.},
  author={Chih-Chen Lai and C. M. Chao and Shiow-Jen Gau and Po Ren Hsueh},
  journal={Journal of microbiology, immunology, and infection = Wei mian yu gan ran za zhi},
  year={2013},
  volume={46 6},
  pages={482-4}
}
Empyema thoracis with concomitant bacteremia caused by nontuberculous mycobacterium is rare. Herein, we report a case of disseminated Mycobacterium abscessus in a patient with liver cirrhosis and diabetes mellitus. M. abscessus was isolated from the specimen of pleural fluid and blood. The patients clinical condition gradually improved after antibiotic use and drainage. 

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