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Descriptor English: Empyema
Descriptor Spanish: Empiema
Descriptor Portuguese: Empiema
Descriptor French: Empyème
Tree number(s): C01.830.305
C23.550.470.756.305
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004653
Scope note: Presence of pus in a hollow organ or body cavity.
Annotation: general or unspecified; prefer specifics but empyema unspecified may be EMPYEMA, PLEURAL: check text; coordinate with precoordinated organ/disease term
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
TM transmission
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
Related: Abscess MeSH
DeCS ID: 4729
Unique ID: D004653
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 1999/11/08
Empyema - Preferred
Concept UI M0007327
Scope note Presence of pus in a hollow organ or body cavity.
Preferred term Empyema



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