Pleural empyema caused byKlebsiella oxytoca: A case series

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Abstract

We report on 19 patients from Western Australia of pleural empyema withKlebsiella 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.

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