Consisting of, containing, or discharging pus.
- In such outbreaks, pneumococcal infections have included sepsis, meningitis, purulent conjunctivitis, recurrent otitis media and sinusitis.
- These complications include pleural infection or empyema, meningitis, purulent pericarditis, or endocarditis.
- In patients with an obvious focus of infections (eg, purulent nasal discharge, abdominal tenderness, profuse green diarrhea), a focused diagnostic workup is required.
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