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Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2013 Apr;32(4):419-21. doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e31828637b1.

Etiology of empyema thoracis and parapneumonic pleural effusion in Taiwanese children and adolescents younger than 18 years of age.

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Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Taoyuan, Taiwan.

Abstract

We analyzed blood and pleural fluid samples from 89 Taiwanese children with empyema thoracis and parapneumonic pleural effusion. Streptococcus pneumoniae was the major pathogen, identified in 12 children by bacterial culture and 53 children by molecular techniques, and serotype 19A was the dominant serotype. Also noteworthy was the detection of pneumococcal serotype 1, Haemophilus influenzae and Mycoplasma pneumoniae in these children.

PMID:
23340566
DOI:
10.1097/INF.0b013e31828637b1
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