Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives (Apr 2013)

Parapneumonic empyema diagnosed by chest radiograph and computed tomography

  • David M. Widlus,
  • John Paul Brady,
  • Ning Jin

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 3, no. 0
pp. 1 – 3


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Pleural effusion is commonly seen associated with pneumonia. When this progresses to empyema, directed therapy is frequently required. Chest radiographic and computed tomography findings can help distinguish empyema from a transudative pleural effusion.