Volume 87, Issue 5
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



Strains of species are prevalent bacteria in coastal areas of southern Taiwan. Aeromonad is known as a cause of epidemic diarrheal disease, and the most common clinical manifestation is acute gastroenteritis. Extra-intestinal infections by species, such as pleural cavity, are rare. Herein, we described the six patients who developed spp.-related empyema, and was successfully treated with antimicrobial agent and drainage.


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  • Received : 02 May 2012
  • Accepted : 01 Aug 2012

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