Streptococcus pneumoniae: A cause of primary lung abscess in a child

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MacDonald, Kelly S ; de Carvalho, Volia M ; Liebert, Lawrence ; Embree, Joanne E (1993)
  • Publisher: Pulsus Group Inc
  • Journal: Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases (issn: 1180-2332)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1155/1993/860767
  • Subject: RC109-216 | Infectious and parasitic diseases | Case Report | Article Subject
    mesheuropmc: respiratory system | respiratory tract diseases

A case of primary pneumococcal lung abscess in a five-year-old child is described. Secondary anaerobic infection as a cause of cavitation was excluded by bronchoscopic culture of the cavity. Streptococcus pneumoniae is a rare but recognized cause of lung abscess in healthy children.
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