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Indonesian Journal of Critical and Emergency Medicine Vol 1 No.1 March-May 2014 / ISSN : 2355-4584

Intrapleural Streptokinase for Tuberculosis Loculated Pleural Effusion


Ario Perbowo Putra
Stephanie Dewi Samsuria, Griskalia Christine, Zulkifli Amin

Summary: Intrapleural streptokinase was performed to a 25-year-old-male with loculated pleural effusion due to tuberculosis infection. The effusion was improved significantly after fibrinolytic and antituberculosis therapy. Before insertion of intrapleural streptokinase, the pleural volume drained twice with in total volume was 1700 ml, but no significant changes were seen on the chest X-ray. After streptokinase use, the volume drained was almost 1800 ml and the chest X-ray showed significant improvement, as well as the patient condition. Intrapleural streptokinase is an effective procedure in improving drainage of loculated pleural effusion due tuberculosis.
Key words: Pleural effusion,Streptokinase, fibrinolytic


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