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ID DOID:14305
Name tuberculous empyema
Definition A pleural empyema which involves presence of pus in the pleural cavity and calcified visceral pleura. It results from a large number of mycobacteria spilling into the pleural space, usually from rupture of a cavity or an adjacent paranchymal focus via a bronchopleural fistula.
http://erj.ersjournals.com/cgi/reprint/10/4/942, http://www2.merriam-webster.com/cgi-bin/mwmednlm?book=Medical&va=empyema
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MESH:D004654

NCI:C34575

SNOMEDCT_US_2018_03_01:14527007

UMLS_CUI:C0014014

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Tuberculous empyema [EXACT]

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is_a pleural empyema

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