Enterococcus pneumonia complicated with empyema and lung abscess in an HIV-positive patient. Case report and review of the literature

T. Vanschooneveld, C. Mindru, M. G. Madariaga, A. C. Kalil, D. F. Florescu

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Abstract

This report describes the first case of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus pneumonia complicated with empyema and lung abscess in an HIV patient and reviews previously published cases of Enterococcus pleuro-pulmonary infection. Our case highlights the rarity of this entity and reviews the risk factors for Enterococcus pleuro-pulmonary infections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)659-661
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of STD and AIDS
Volume20
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2009

Keywords

  • AIDS
  • Empyema
  • Enterococcus
  • Lung abscess
  • Pneumonia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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