Loculated empyema due to tuberculosis in a child

Pierre Goussard, Julie Morrison, Ilse Nadine Appel, Savvas Andronikou

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A 9-year-old girl from black ethnic origin presented with a history of fever, cough, loss of weight and right-sided chest wall pain for 2 weeks. Chest X-ray demonstrated an effusion, which was shown to be loculated on chest CT scan. She was not responding to medical treatment and at thoracotomy loculated pus was drained. Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) was cultured from the pus. TB is a rare cause of loculated empyema with an overlapping clinical and radiological picture with pyogenic infections.

Original languageEnglish
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jul 2017


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