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Revista del Instituto de Medicina Tropical

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GATTI, Luis et al. Streptococcus constellatus: uncommon cause of pleural empyema. Rev. Inst. Med. Trop. [online]. 2019, vol.14, n.1, pp.40-43. ISSN 1996-3696.

Streptococcus constellatus is a commensal microorganism in humans, but it can cause sometimes different types of infections. We report the case of school-age children with pleural empyema caused by this microorganism in association with anaerobic bacteria. The patient was treated with a pleural drainage and received antibiotic therapy for six weeks. It was discharged in good condition. The case is discussed and literature review is done.

Keywords : Streptococcus constellatus; pleural empiema; children..

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