Doctors for Empyema Thoracis in Victoria Road, Hubli-Dharwad
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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?
The diagnosis is usually done by a general physician or a pulmonologist who will conduct chest X rays as well as an ultrasound to check the amount of the fluid and the area where it has accumulated. Blood tests and a thoracentesis will also be conducted to extract sample fluid to check for bacteria and protein content.
HOW IS EMPYEMA THORACIS TREATED?
There are two types of empyema, which is complex and simple. Depending on the type, your treatment would commence. It includes invasive procedures like taking out the pus through a needle or syringe along with antibiotics and other relevant medicines. In some cases, procedures like thoracostomy are also conducted for the same.
DID YOU KNOW?
Sepsis is a potentially fatal condition that can develop if Empyema Thoracis is not treated on time.