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A 5-year-old girl is brought to the physician because of temperatures to 40 C (104 F), tachypnea, and a nonproductive cough for 12 hours. Four days ago she was treated with an oral antibiotic for suspected pneumococcal pneumonia. Examination shows diminished breath sounds over the lower right lung fields and dullness to percussion at the right costophrenic angle. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?

A ) Bronchopleural fistula
B ) Empyema
C ) Lung abscess
D ) Pleurodynia
E ) Pneumothorax
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The answer is Empyema, B.
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B ) Empyema
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All the signs of pleural effusion are present on clinical examination but the patient has fever and a previous history of pneumonia. Pleural effusion that is infected = empyema.
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B.) empyema


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A 5-year-old girl is brought to the physician because of temperatures to 40 C (104 F), tachypnea, and a nonproductive cough for 12 hours. Four days ago she was treated with an oral antibiotic for suspected pneumococcal pneumonia. Examination shows diminished breath sounds over the lower right lung fields and dullness to percussion at the right costophrenic angle. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?

A ) Bronchopleural fistula
B ) Empyema
C ) Lung abscess
D ) Pleurodynia
E ) Pneumothorax
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Yes the ans is Empyema That is parapneumanic complication of pleural effusion.
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