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Pleural infections 

Pleural infections
Pleural infections

Clare Hooper

and Nick Maskell

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date: 21 October 2021

Pleural infection is associated with a mortality rate of 15–20%

The bacteriology of community acquired pleural infection is distinct from that of community acquired pneumonia. Empirical antibiotics should always cover penicillin resistant aerobes and anaerobic organisms

Hospital acquired pleural infection has a worse prognosis than community acquired pleural infection and is most often due to MRSA or gram negative bacteria...

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