Empyema/Parapneumonic Effusion

Investigations

CBC and blood culture

Consider CRP

Nasopharyngeal aspirate/ swab for respiratory viruses

Lateral decubitus film

Recommended Consults

Pulmonary

Infectious Diseases

Oncology — If suspicion of malignancy

Acknowledgements

Nipunie Rajapakse, Simon Parsons, Cristina Stoian

Simon Parsons, Susan Kuhn, Cristina Stoian, Mark Anselmo, Steven Lopushinsky