• To our knowledge, thoracic empyema caused by Heamophilus parainfluenzae has not been described previously. A case occurred in the setting of alcoholism and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. We note the similarity to pulmonary infections with H influenzae and discuss the implications for antibiotic therapy.
(Arch Intern Med 1981;141:940-941)
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