What Is Empyema? - Definition, Causes & Treatment


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What is the definition of empyema?

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1. What is the pleural cavity?

2. What are common causes of empyema?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and worksheet to assess your knowledge of empyema. To pass the quiz you need to be familiar with what empyema, as well as ways in which empyema is treated.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will help you bring to mind:

  • The pleural cavity
  • Common causes of empyema
  • Treatments of empyema
  • The process of removing fluid from the lungs

Skills Practiced

You can practice these skills with this quiz and worksheet:

  • Information Recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the infection empyema
  • Knowledge Application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the treatment and causes of empyema
  • Reading Comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related empyema lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about empyema, review the accompanying lesson, What is Empyema? - Definition, Causes & Treatment. This lesson will help you learn the following information:

  • The site of empyema
  • What pleurisy is
  • The causes, symptoms, and treatments of empyema
  • Know the function of a computed tomography