The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 40, Issue 10, pp 361–364 | Cite as

Non-operative treatment of staphylococcal empyema thoracic in children

  • H. P. Gautam


A series of twenty-seven cases of staphylococcal empyema in infants and children is presented emphasizing that timely intercostal pleural drainage and specific antibiotics are all that is needed to save the child. Decortication or any other operative procedure is not usually needed.


Pleural Fluid Cardiac Tamponade Cephaloridin Paronychia Pleural Drainage 
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© Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. P. Gautam
    • 1
  1. 1.Medical College CampusKanpur-2

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