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Respirology. 2015 Apr;20(3):507-9. doi: 10.1111/resp.12476. Epub 2015 Feb 11.

Pleural empyema caused by Klebsiella oxytoca: a case series.

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Department of Respiratory Medicine, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.

Abstract

We report on 19 patients from Western Australia of pleural empyema with Klebsiella oxytoca, an organism never before reported in association with this condition. Median age was 65 years, 14/17 (83%) had been in hospital within 30 days prior to diagnosis, 12/18 (67%) had active cancer, 9/17 (53%) had been in intensive care and 7/17 (41%) had prior surgery. Nine patients died at the time of censure, five within 90 days of infection.

KEYWORDS:

Klebsiella oxytoca; empyema; nosocomial infection; pleural

PMID:
25677866
DOI:
10.1111/resp.12476
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