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Vol. 44. Issue 10.
Pages 574-577 (January 2008)
Case Reports
DOI: 10.1016/S1579-2129(08)60105-6
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Pleural Empyema Caused by Gemella Species: A Rare Condition
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Cristina Senent, José Norberto Sancho, Eusebi Chiner
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Correspondence: Dr E. Chiner Secció de Pneumologia, Hospital Universitari Sant Joan d'Alacant Ctra. Alicante-Valencia, s/n 03550 Sant Joan d'Alacant, Alacant, Spain
, Jaime Signes-Costa, Ana Camarasa, Ada Luz Andreu
Secció de Pneumologia, Hospital Universitari Sant Joan d'Alacant, Sant Joan d'Alacant, Alacant, Spain
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Three cases of pleural empyema caused by Gemella species— 2 caused by Gemella morbillorum and 1 caused by G haemolysans –are reported. Microbiological characteristics, predisposing factors, and treatment are reviewed and all cases published in the literature are analyzed.

Key words:
Gemella morbillorum
Gemella haemolysans
Pleural empyema

Se describen 3 casos de empiema pleural por microorganismos del género Gemella, 2 por la especie G. morbillorum y uno por G. haemolysans. Se revisan las características microbiológicas, los factores predisponentes y las pautas de tratamiento, y se exponen los casos publicados en la literatura médica.

Palabras clave:
Gemella morbillorum
Gemella haemolysans
Empiema pleural
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