Large unilateral pleural effusion secondary to moraxella catarrhalis infection

Kushal Naha, Ravindra Prabhu

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A 43-year-old male with chronic kidney disease on maintenance hemodialysis presented with breathlessness, cough and right-sided abdominal pain. Examination revealed a large right-sided pleural effusion and subsequent thoracocentesis yielded an exudate. Although the fluid culture was sterile, sputum culture produced Moraxella catarrhalis. Tuberculosis was ruled out by pleural fluid analysis and pleural biopsy. Antibiotics were administered and subsequent radiograms indicated resolution of the effusion. This is a rare case of a large unilateral pleural effusion secondary to M. catarrhalis infection in a nonsmoker with no pre-existing pulmonary pathology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)485-487
Number of pages3
JournalAustralasian Medical Journal
Volume4
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 08-11-2011

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Moraxellaceae Infections
Moraxella (Branhamella) catarrhalis
Pleural Effusion
Exudates and Transudates
Sputum
Chronic Renal Insufficiency
Cough
Dyspnea
Abdominal Pain
Renal Dialysis
Tuberculosis
Maintenance
Pathology
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Biopsy
Lung

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In: Australasian Medical Journal, Vol. 4, No. 9, 08.11.2011, p. 485-487.

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