International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Surgery | India | Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023


Secondary Pyogenic Infection in MDR Pulmonary Tuberculosis - A Case Report

Dr. Ramanjaneyulu Rudravarapu | Dr. Raju S Iyer [7]


Abstract: A 43 years old female patient was diagnosed with multi - drug resistance (MDR) tuberculosis on anti tubercular treatment (ATT). She presented with chief complaints of fever off and on since 4 months, shortness of breath for 3months, palpitations and pain in the right mid - axillary region for 4days, history of multiple pleural aspirations and multiple intercostal drain insertions (ICD). She presented to us with right ICD drain having seropurulent collection 25 - 50 ml daily. Clinical examination revealed decreased air entry over the right hemi - thorax. Chest x - ray and ct chest showed empyema with pleural thickening and atelectasis of adjacent lung noted in right hemi - thorax along with consolidation and air bronchogram noted in the right lower and medial lobe. The patient underwent right postero - lateral thoracotomy and done right lung decortication.


Keywords: Tuberculous empyema, Decortication


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023,


Pages: 1133 - 1138


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