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Disease or Condition — Lung and Respiratory Disorders:
lung empyema

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Description

Empyema NOS (Not Otherwise Specified) is a medical condition in which pus accumulates in the pleural cavity, the space between the lungs and the chest wall. It is usually caused by an infection, such as pneumonia, and can cause chest pain, difficulty breathing, and fever. Treatment typically involves draining the pus from the pleural cavity and administering antibiotics. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to remove the infected tissue.

Synonyms
  • chest empyema
  • empyema
  • fibrinopurulent pleurisy
  • pleural abscess
  • pleural empyema
  • purulent pleurisy
  • pyopneumothorax
  • pyothorax
  • septic pleurisy
  • seropurulent pleurisy
  • suppurative pleurisy
  • thoracic abscess
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