A Case of Pleural Effusion Due to Bacterial Pleurisy Markedly Reduced by Treatment with Saikanto

Atsushi CHINO, Masanori TSUJI, Katsutoshi TERASAWA
2021 Kampo Medicine  
Although saikanto has often been used for infectious pleuritis, there are few reports on the usefulness of it in recent years. We experienced a patient successfully treated with saikanto, who was suffering from bacterial pleuritis with residual pleural effusion, which was difficult to drain and treat with antibacterial drugs. Kampo treatment including saikanto should be used for pleuritis that is not sufficiently improved by Western medical treatment alone.
doi:10.3937/kampomed.72.281 fatcat:4zg7rsvcofebtg3qjasbo66ol4