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Pasteurella multocida (P. multocida) infection develops in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) are used for the treatment of COPD. Herein, we report a case of empyema caused by P. multocida in a patient using ICS for COPD. A 79-year-old man with COPD presented with general fatigue. He was treated with triple therapy including ICS. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography revealed encapsulated pleural effusion in the left chest. We initiateddoi:10.7759/cureus.35156 fatcat:5ek2xcalpfhbbagtkoobz2duqm