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Revista americana de medicina respiratoria

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DOLZ ASPAS, Raquel; RUBIO OLIVERA, María  and  NOVELLA MENA, María. Empiema pleural causado por fusobacterium spp. Rev. am. med. respir. [online]. 2016, vol.16, n.1, pp.78-79. ISSN 1852-236X.

In recent years there has been a variation in the spectrum of microorganisms isolated in empyemas, with an increase in the percentage of anaerobes, due to an increase of immunocompromised patients and of patients with concomitant pathology, as well as the improvement in the microbiological techniques. The isolation of the anaerobe Fusobacterium spp, usually a saprophyte of mucous membranes, in a pleural empyema without associated Lemierre syndrome is uncommon; therefore we present a case of a patient with empyema caused by Fusobacterium spp.

Keywords : Fusobacterum spp; Empyema.

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