International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Medical Science | Indonesia | Volume 11 Issue 3, March 2022

Tuberculous Empyema Thoracis: Case Report

Ida Ayu Ratna Wahyuni | Anak Agung Gede Upeksha

Abstract: Tuberculosis is caused by bacillus Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria infected lung and many other organs such meninges, brain, and bone. Tuberculous empyema is a rare form extrapulmonary TB (EPTB). Two cases of tuberculous empyema presented in this case report. Both patients were males under 30th years old presented with shortness of breath, right side chest pain, and acute fever. Chest radiography show unilateral effusion with consolidation. The adenosine deaminase test is >300 IU/L for both cases which is very rare. Based on epidemiology, clinical presentation, fluid collected from thoracocentesis, laboratory result, and chest radiography, both cases diagnosed with tuberculous empyema. The patients got anti tuberculous drug and show improvement after 6 months therapy.

Keywords: Tuberculous empyema, adenosine deaminase, antituberculosis drug

Edition: Volume 11 Issue 3, March 2022,

Pages: 542 - 545

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