Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, February 14th, 2006
"Empyema necessitatis is a rare complication of empyema characterized by a spontaneous extension of pus from the pleural space into adjacent soft tissues.
According to J. Stallworth and colleagues at the University of South Carolina, "This report describes the youngest reported case of empyema necessitatis. The clinical examination and CT scan are diagnostic."
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