Doctors for Empyema Thoracis in Clement Town, Dehradun
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Empyema Thoracis or pleural-thoracic empyema is a life threatening condition that requires emergency treatment. In Empyema Thoracis, the purulent is infected causing unilateral pleural collection. Usually pneumonia, sub-diaphragmatic abscess are the cause of Empyema Thoracis. Symptoms are:
• Shortness of breath
• Increase in white blood cell count
• Chest pain
• Dehydration and coughing up of blood and greenish-brown sputum in severe cases
HOW IS EMPYEMA THORACIS DIAGNOSED?
Pulmonologists may evaluate the symptoms to diagnose Empyema Thoracis. He or she might listen to breathing sounds using a stethoscope, particularly for whooshing sound. A chest X-ray reveals a cloudy area in the lungs representing empyema. A sample of fluid from the pleural cavity confirms the diagnosis
HOW IS EMPYEMA THORACIS TREATED?
Treatment involves draining the pus by inserting a needle in the pleural space, a process called thoracentesis. This is done in initial stages. In later stages, drainage tubes may have to be inserted through a process known as thoracic surgery.
DID YOU KNOW?
This disease can be fatal and may lead to failure of your heart.