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The spectrum of pneumococcal empyema in adults in the early 21st century.

Authors
  • Burgos, Joaquín
  • Lujan, Manel
  • Falcó, Vicenç
  • Sánchez, Ana
  • Puig, Mireia
  • Borrego, Astrid
  • Fontanals, Dionisia
  • Planes, Ana M
  • Pahissa, Albert
  • Rello, Jordi
Type
Published Article
Journal
Clinical Infectious Diseases
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2011
Volume
53
Issue
3
Pages
254–261
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1093/cid/cir354
PMID: 21765073
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The incidence of pneumococcal empyema in young adults has increased during the postvaccine period, mainly as a result of the emergence of serotype 1. Serotypes 1 and 3 are the main determinants of development of this suppurative complication.

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