Pneumococcal Pneumonia With Pneumatocele Formation

Basim I. Asmar, Muthayipalayam C. Thirumoorthi, Adnan S. Dajani

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Two infants had pneumococcal pneumonia and bacteremia, complicated by pneumatocele formation. The pneumatoceles appeared during the recovery phase and were indistinguishable from those associated with staphylococcal pneumonia. Complete resolution occurred in both patients. Pneumatoceles occur in pneumonias caused by varied agents; therefore, determination of the cause is imperative for appropriate therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1091-1093
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Diseases of Children
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1978


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