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A 51-year-old Japanese man with a history of temporal lobe epilepsy, schizophrenia and multiple dental caries was admitted to a hospital with fever and dyspnea. He had a wet cough over the last month. Chest CT showed bilateral, large, thick-walled cavitary lesions that contained air-fluid levels (figure 1A), indicating a complex bronchopleural fistula and associated empyema. Chest tubes were placed, and a large amount of greenish-white pus was drained from both sides (figure …
Contributors KH contributed to patient care, wrote the manuscript and discussion. HH and FO revised the manuscript.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
Patient consent for publication Obtained.
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