Pleural empyema caused by Klebsiella oxytoca: A case series

E. Suthers, A.W. Rosenstengel, J. Hart, Joshua Lewis, I. Kay, Grant Waterer, Gary Lee, Fraser Brims

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© 2015 Asian Pacific Society of Respirology. We report on 19 patients from Western Australia of pleural empyema with Klebsiella oxytoca, an organism never before reported in association with this condition. Median age was 65 years, 14/17 (83%) had been in hospital within 30 days prior to diagnosis, 12/18 (67%) had active cancer, 9/17 (53%) had been in intensive care and 7/17 (41%) had prior surgery. Nine patients died at the time of censure, five within 90 days of infection.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)507-509
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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