Tag Empyema
Ultrasound LIBRARY 340 1

Empyema Case 1

A poorly kempt, chronic alcoholic with a history of intravenous drug use presents to ED. He is confused, febrile, tachycardic, tachypenoeic and hypoxic.
Ultrasound LIBRARY 340 1

Lung ultrasound: Empyema

Empyema is a purulent pleural effusion. Seeding of the pleural space by bacteria or rarely fungi is usually from extension from adjacent pulmonary infection.