Infect Chemother.  2009 Oct;41(5):301-304. 10.3947/ic.2009.41.5.301.

A Case of Escherichia Coli Empyema Preceded by Acute Pyelonephritis

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Bundang Jesaeng General Hospital, Seongnam, Korea. kysun@dmc.or.kr
  • 2Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Bundang Jesaeng General Hospital, Seongnam, Korea.
  • 3Department of Laboratory Medicine, Bundang Jesaeng General Hospital, Seongnam, Korea.

Abstract

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.

Keyword

Empyema; Escherichia coli; Acute pyelonephritis
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