Haemophilus influenzae empyema in a 2-month-old-infant

Saif Al-Yazeedi, Rima Al-Farsi, Hatem Al-Rawahi, Laila S. Al Yazidi

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Empyema can rarely complicate pneumonia in neonates; it has a high morbidity and mortality in this population. We report a two-month-old healthy term male neonate who presented with fever, mild shortness of breath and reduced feeding to a tertiary care hospital in Muscat, Oman, in 2021. Investigations revealed the presence of Haemophilus influenzae empyema. He was managed with video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery and prolonged course of antibiotics. A follow-up at the end of the antibiotic course revealed complete symptom resolution with a repeated chest x-ray showing significant right chest opacity improvement. A baseline immune work-up was done and was reported to be within normal ranges.

اللغة الأصليةEnglish
الصفحات (من إلى)394-396
عدد الصفحات3
دوريةSultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
مستوى الصوت23
رقم الإصدار3
المعرِّفات الرقمية للأشياء
حالة النشرPublished - أغسطس 28 2023

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