Primary lung abscess in an infant

Lung abscess in infancy is rare. Primary lung abscess appears in formerly healthy children, and secondary lung abscess appears in children with an associated chronic disease. An eight and a half month old female infant is presented with primary lung abscess. The abscess was cured two weeks after intravenous antibiotic therapy. A small residual abscess cavity was cured one month after the therapy was finished. The causal bacteria was not isolated.
Keywords: LUNG ABSCESS – diagnosis, radiography, drug therapy; ANTI-BACTERIAL AGENTS – therapeutic use
Category: Case report
Volume: Vol. 52, No 2, april - june 2008
Authors: M. Raos, J. Marković, S. Dodig
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