Pleural Effusions – Empyema

Today we discussed the case of an older man with alcohol use disorder with subacute-chronic cough, with recent 10-day course of amoxicillin for treatment of community acquired pneumonia, who was found to have unilateral pleural effusion found to be an empyema.

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