What is Empyema?

Pus in a body cavity; when used without qualification, refers specifically to pyothorax.

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Hi, I had empyema when I was a child, 3 years old. After 27 years I haven t had any problems whatsoever related to this history. However now I m...

doctor1 MD

It's unclear whether you are talking about "emphysema" or an "empyema". The history of an empyema...would not put you at any greater risk for diving....

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My father had a right pneumonectomy and has developed empyema in the cavity He has had several infections all treated with antibiotics Does empyema...

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this not empyema , it may be post surgical collection because pleura is all ready removed. see size and site of collection and do pus CS . IF PUS...

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My husband had double lung transplant two years ago. Since then, continuous pneumonias due to pseudomonas and recurring empyema. On PIC line last...

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Brief Answer:
Chances of improvement are very less.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on HCM.
I can understand your husband's situation and...

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