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

Tzou Yien Lin, Kao Pin Hwang, Ching Chuan Liu, Ren Bin Tang, Ching Yuang Lin, Gwendolyn L. Gilbert, Kiran Thapa, Javier Sawchik Monegal, Jean Yves Pirçon, Melissa K. Van Dyke, Yan Fang Liu, Li Min Huang, William P. Hausdorff

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Abstract

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

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)419-421
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume32
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Bacterial cultures
  • Empyema thoracis
  • Molecular techniques
  • Pleural effusion
  • Taiwan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Lin, T. Y., Hwang, K. P., Liu, C. C., Tang, R. B., Lin, C. Y., Gilbert, G. L., Thapa, K., Monegal, J. S., Pirçon, J. Y., Van Dyke, M. K., Liu, Y. F., Huang, L. M., & Hausdorff, W. P. (2013). Etiology of empyema thoracis and parapneumonic pleural effusion in taiwanese children and adolescents younger than 18 years of age. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 32(4), 419-421. https://doi.org/10.1097/INF.0b013e31828637b1