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A Case of Escherichia Coli Empyema Preceded by Acute Pyelonephritis
Chi-Woon Cha, M.D.1, Jun-Hyung Cho, M.D.1, Mi-Jin Kim, M.D.1, Yun-Jung Oh, M.D.1, Jae-Woo Yeon, M.D.2, Seong-Gyu Lee, M.D.3, Mi-Jung Oh, M.D.1, Ji-Young Chai, M.D.1, and Sue-Yun Kim, M.D.1
Departments of Internal Medicine1, Diagnostic Radiology2, and Laboratory Medicine3, Bundang Jesaeng General Hospital, Seongnam, Korea
Vol.41 Num.5 (p301~304)
We experienced a case of acute pyelonephritis which progressed to Escherichia coli bacteremia and later complicated by empyema in a 65-year-old female. She was successfully treated with intravenous antibiotic therapy and percutaneous drainage of empyema.
Keywords : Empyema, Escherichia coli, Acute pyelonephritis