Anaerobic bacterial empyema accompanying intrathoracic gas formation in anorexia nervosa
Article first published online: 2 JUN 2006
Copyright © 2006 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
International Journal of Eating Disorders
Volume 39, Issue 7, pages 621–623, November 2006
How to Cite
Kikuchi, N., Nomura, A., Endo, T. and Sekizawa, K. (2006), Anaerobic bacterial empyema accompanying intrathoracic gas formation in anorexia nervosa. Int. J. Eat. Disord., 39: 621–623. doi: 10.1002/eat.20275
- Issue published online: 13 OCT 2006
- Article first published online: 2 JUN 2006
- Manuscript Accepted: 13 DEC 2005
- anaerobic bacteria;
- anorexia nervosa;
- gas formation;
Intrathoracic gas formation due to anaerobic pleuropulmonary infection is rare.
Method & Results:
We experienced a case of empyema with intrathoracic gas formation by an anaerobic bacterium in a young woman with anorexia nervosa (AN).
We should therefore be alert to the possibility of serious infection in patients with AN, even when they have few complaints or normal white blood cell counts. © 2006 by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Int J Eat Disord 2006