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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 46-48

Isolated empyema necessitans in a renal transplant recipient: A case report


1 Department of Nephrology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rai Bareilly Road, Lucknow 226014, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Radiology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rai Bareilly Road, Lucknow 226014, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of Urology and Renal Transplant, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rai Bareilly Road, Lucknow 226014, Uttar Pradesh, India
4 Department of Microbiology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rai Bareilly Road, Lucknow 226014, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Hira Lal
Room No: 35, Department of Radiology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rai Bareilly Road, Lucknow 226014, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.1016/j.ijt.2016.04.001

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Empyema necessitans is a rare sequel of untreated pleural space infection and is most commonly secondary to tuberculosis. Isolated tuberculous empyema necessitans in a renal transplant recipient is extremely rare. It is an important differential diagnosis of a chest mass in renal transplant recipient. Early identification and treatment prevents progression and morbidity. We hereby report a 62-year-old male renal transplant recipient who presented with classical features of tubercular empyema necessitans and was managed with antitubercular therapy and tube thoracostomy drainage.


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