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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Microbiology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases
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