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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 18-20

Neonatal empyema thoracis in an African child: A case report


1 Department of Paediatrics, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria
2 Department of Surgery, Cardiothoracic Unit, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria

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Ibrahim Aliyu
Department of Paediatrics, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano
Nigeria
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DOI: 10.4103/2148-7731.145815

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Neonatal empyema thoracis is a rare infection, it may follow chest infection, and staphylococcus aureus is the predominant organism implicated; however the case of a 4-day-old boy who presented with persistent fever and worsening difficulty in breathing with oxygen desaturation in which the offending organism was unidentified but responded remarkably following chest tube insertion and drainage of the pus is reported.


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