How common is empyema in patients with group A streptococcal (GAS) pneumonia?

Updated: Sep 07, 2018
  • Author: Zartash Zafar Khan, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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Empyema develops in 30-40% of pneumonia cases. Other complications of pneumonia include mediastinitis, pericarditis, pneumothorax, and bronchiectasis.


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