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When to Remove Chest Tube Draining Parapneumonic Effusion Secondary to Community Acquired Pneumonia

Purpose:

To remove a chest tube placed to drain a parapneumonic effusion secondary to community-acquired pneumonia (CAP).

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Pulmonology & Critical Care

Objective:

selection, response to therapy

ICD-10:

J12, J13, J14, J15, J16, J17, J18

Description:

Bradley et al listed indications for removal of a chest tube placed to drain a parapneumonic effusion in a patient with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). The authors are from the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

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