Non surgical treatment of empyema thoracis with intrapleural streptokinase in a patient with AIDS

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  • After unsuccessful treatment with intercostal tube drainage and antibiotics intrapleural streptokinase was used to treat successfully an empyema in a man with AIDS and advanced cutaneous Kaposi's sarcoma who was unfit for surgical decortication. The role of this technique in the management of HIV positive patients with empyema is discussed.
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  • Miller RF; Severn A
  • Start Page

  • 259
  • End Page

  • 261
  • Volume

  • 71
  • Issue

  • 4