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Case Reports in Pulmonology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 595402, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/595402
Case Report

Empyema and Respiratory Failure Secondary to Nephropleural Fistula Caused by Chronic Urinary Tract Infection: A Case Report

1School of Medicine, Mersey Deanery, Regatta Place, Brunswick Business Park, Summers Road, Liverpool L3 4BL, UK
2Department of Respiratory Medicine, Aintree University Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust, Lower Lane, Liverpool L9 7AL, UK
3Department of Surgery, Aintree University Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust, Lower Lane, Liverpool L9 7AL, UK
4Department of Radiology, Aintree University Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust, Lower Lane, Liverpool L9 7AL, UK

Received 30 September 2012; Accepted 23 October 2012

Academic Editors: G. Hillerdal, T. Kawashima, K. M. Nugent, W. Rodriguez, and K. Watanabe

Copyright © 2012 G. H. Jones et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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