What medical term is described as a collection of pus in the pleural cavity?

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A collection of pus in the pleural cavity is called empyema, according to Healthline. The pleural cavity is located in the chest area, describing a space between the lungs and the chest wall. Pus, caused by an infection, is a combination of fluids and cells that have sloughed off other areas of the body and collected into one or several gelatinous masses.

Other names for pleural empyema include pyothorax and purulent pleuritis. This condition can occur when a body is fighting pneumonia or a similar lung-based infection. The infections that cause the pus related to empyema are typically from the Streptococcus and Staphylococcus families.

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