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12 September 2023: Articles

Acute Presentation of Tuberculosis Empyema in a Healthy Adolescent

Unusual clinical course, Challenging differential diagnosis

Edzelle Hankins B , Dimitri Khvolis B , John T. Spigos B , Oksana Tatarina-Nulman A* , Brande Brown A , Minnie John A

DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.939419

Am J Case Rep 2023; 24:e939419

Figure 1. Chest X-ray: On the left (A), the arrow indicates a thickened pleura. There is obliteration of the right costophrenic angle with fluid tracking along the right lateral pleura into the major and minor fissures. The fluid does not collect along the dependent aspects of the medial hemithorax, suggesting it is loculated. There is associated consolidation and/or compressive atelectasis of the right middle and lower lobes. On the right (B), shows chest X-ray after chest tube removal prior to first admission discharge. There is no radiographic evidence for a pneumothorax. There is persistent right pleural effusion with possible loculation and right basilar compressive atelectasis, unchanged.

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American Journal of Case Reports eISSN: 1941-5923
American Journal of Case Reports eISSN: 1941-5923