Which clinical procedures may be performed in the workup of pneumococcal infection?

Updated: Jun 08, 2020
  • Author: Eduardo Sanchez, MD; Chief Editor: John L Brusch, MD, FACP  more...
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See the list below:

  • Middle ear fluid aspiration

  • Pleural fluid aspiration

  • Chest tube thoracostomy or catheter placement

  • Video-assisted thoracoscopy (VATS) or pleural decortication

  • Joint fluid aspiration and/or wash-out of joint space

  • Bone biopsy

  • Soft tissue/muscle biopsy

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