Pleural empyema

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A rare pulmonary condition characterized by accumulation of pus in the pleural cavity most commonly as a consequence of pneumonia but also trauma and surgical procedures. Clinical signs and symptoms depend on host factors as well as the nature of the causative microorganism among others and include cough chest pain dyspnea and fever.

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