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12 Possible Causes for Gram-Positive Coccus, Lung Abscess, Pleural Exudate

  • Pneumococcal Pneumonia

    We report herein the case of a 24-year-old patient with no predisposing risk factor who developed a lung abscess after NSAIDs exposure, further illustrating this potentially[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Streptococcus pneumoniae is a Gram-positive coccus that may be found in pairs or in short chains.[histopathology-india.net] […] of the lung where massive pieces of lung tissue fall into an abscess cavity Serratia marcescens may cause bronchopneumonia Frequently from aspiration of gastric contents[learningradiology.com]

  • Streptococcus Pyogenes Pneumonia

    abscess 22.[de.slideshare.net] Microbiological characteristics Streptococcus pneumoniae is a gram-positive coccus.[web.uconn.edu] […] which cause the affected lung to gain volume and the fissures to bulge Abscess and cavity formation are common Pleural effusion and empyema are common May result in gangrene[learningradiology.com]

  • Liver Abscess

    Although rare, a subdiaphragmatic liver abscess may spread into the thoracic cavity to cause empyema (pus around the lungs) or a lung abscess.[healthhype.com] 30, 36.7%), Gram-positive coccus (11/30, 36.7%) and Klebsiella pneumonia (10/30, 33.3%) were the most pathogens cultured.[nature.com] Liver abscesses that occur beneath the diaphragm can reach the thorax and result in the formation of a lung abscess or empyema.[symptoma.com]

  • Klebsiella Pneumoniae

    On chest radiograph, lung abscesses present as a consolidation with an air fluid level inside a cavitary lesion .[roshreview.com] Streptococcus pneumoniae Streptococcus pneumoniae (or pneumococcus) is a Gram-positive coccus seen in pairs, which is typically α-haemolytic, but can be variable.[what-when-how.com] Pleurisy - inflammation of the pleura, with exudation into its cavity and upon its surface. Empyema – accumulation of pus in the pleural space b.[web.biosci.utexas.edu]

  • Pneumonia

    Although many organisms can cause lung abscesses, anaerobic mouth flora is the most common pathogen in a primary lung abscess.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Background S pneumoniae is a gram-positive, catalase-negative coccus that has remained an extremely important human bacterial pathogen since its initial recognition in the[emedicine.medscape.com] Pleural effusion, empyema, and lung abscess are commonly encountered clinical problems that increase mortality.[dx.doi.org]

  • Lobar Pneumonia

    Lung abscesses showed dense accumulation of labelled granulocytes within four hours of injection.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Streptococcus pneumoniae is a Gram-positive coccus that may be found in pairs or in short chains.[histopathology-india.net] Gram positive coccus (usually seen as diplococci with a distinctive “lancet shape”. Belongs to the alpha hemolytic "viridans” streptococci. b.[web.biosci.utexas.edu]

  • Streptococcus Pneumoniae

    Surgical debridement of the chest wall abscess and percutaneous transthoracic tube drainage of the lung abscess were performed.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Microbiological characteristics Streptococcus pneumoniae is a gram-positive coccus.[web.uconn.edu] Primary pneumococcal peritonitis complicated by exudative pleural effusion in an adolescent girl. J Pediatr Surg 33: 1416–7, 1998. 10.[journals.lww.com]

  • Meningitis

    CXR (lung abscess). Culture urine, nasal swabs and stool (virology).[patient.info] […] mellitus Renal insufficiency Alcoholism Malnutrition Chronic liver disease Streptococcus agalactiae meningitis Streptococcus agalactiae (group B streptococcus [GBS]) is a gram-positive[emedicine.medscape.com] This then moves from the peritoneal cavity to the pleural cavity through diaphragmatic defects or via the lymphatic channels and eventually causes an exudative pleural effusion[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Pneumococcal Infection

    […] a lung abscess – a rare complication that's mostly seen in people with a serious pre-existing illness or a history of severe alcohol misuse blood poisoning (septicaemia)[nhs.uk] Background S pneumoniae is a gram-positive, catalase-negative coccus that has remained an extremely important human bacterial pathogen since its initial recognition in the[emedicine.medscape.com] We describe five cases of HIV-infected patients who had unusual manifestations of pneumococcal infection, which include recurrent exudative pleural effusion, pyopneumothorax[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Histoplasma Meningitis

    (hyper IgE) with lung abscess[harboruclaid.org] […] mellitus Renal insufficiency Alcoholism Malnutrition Chronic liver disease Streptococcus agalactiae meningitis Streptococcus agalactiae (group B streptococcus [GBS]) is a gram-positive[emedicine.medscape.com] Acute pericarditis can occur in as many as 5% of patients who are symptomatic. [2] The pericardial fluid is generally exudative. [12] Pleural effusions develop in 40-60% of[emedicine.medscape.com]

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