Empyema

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Diarrhea in my lung? A rare case of Clostridium difficile empyema

Case Presentation: 52 year old female with history of stage IV invasive colorectal adenocarcinoma of sigmoid colon with multifocal bilobar liver metastasis s/p sigmoid colon resection, diverting loop ileostomy and partial hepatectomy (two stage surgery [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:11:48+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2018|Comments Off on Diarrhea in my lung? A rare case of Clostridium difficile empyema

PERICARDIAL TAMPONADE DUE TO PURULENT BACTERIAL PERICARDITIS WITH THORACIC EMPYEMA AND MSSA BACTEREMIA

Case Presentation: A 68 year old caucasian female presented to the emergency department with 1 week of fever, chest pain, and dyspnea. On exam, she appeared cachectic and toxic . Her temperature was 101F, heart [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:35:42+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2019|Comments Off on PERICARDIAL TAMPONADE DUE TO PURULENT BACTERIAL PERICARDITIS WITH THORACIC EMPYEMA AND MSSA BACTEREMIA

STAPHOLOCOCCUS AUREUS EMPYEMA NECESSITANS: A RARE COMPLICATION OF EMPYEMA IN THE SETTING OF UNCONTROLLED DIABETES

Case Presentation: A 66-year old man presented with fevers, chills, night sweats and swelling of his right knee and chest wall. The patient was recently diagnosed with type II diabetes with a HA1c 13%. Three [...]

By | 2018-03-19T12:58:34+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2018|Comments Off on STAPHOLOCOCCUS AUREUS EMPYEMA NECESSITANS: A RARE COMPLICATION OF EMPYEMA IN THE SETTING OF UNCONTROLLED DIABETES

The “Forgotten Disease” Remembered: Lemierres’s Syndrome and the Severe Complications

Case Presentation: A previously healthy 27 year old female was admitted with a severe cough and pleuritic chest pain after being treated as an outpatient for tonsillitis/pharyngitis 3 weeks prior to admission.  Her initial outpatient [...]

By | 2016-02-01T08:00:34+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Adult, Clinical Vignettes Abstracts|Comments Off on The “Forgotten Disease” Remembered: Lemierres’s Syndrome and the Severe Complications