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Bilateral pulmonary abscesses caused by Streptococcus pyogenes: diagnostic importance of fiberoptic bronchoscopy.
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PMID:  7747102     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A patient with bilateral pulmonary abscesses caused by Streptococcus pyogenes is described. This bacterium is an uncommon cause of pneumonia. Metastatic foci of infection, e.g. abscess formation, may follow bacteremic spread of S. pyogenes. However, such complications are rare and the occurrence of bilateral pulmonary abscesses has not been described earlier. In the present case the diagnosis was established by fiberoptic bronchoscopy with bronchial washing.
P Clementsen; N Milman
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0036-5548     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand. J. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  1994  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-06-15     Completed Date:  1995-06-15     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0215333     Medline TA:  Scand J Infect Dis     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  755-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
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MeSH Terms
Fiber Optic Technology
Lung Abscess / drug therapy,  microbiology*
Penicillins / therapeutic use
Streptococcal Infections / drug therapy,  microbiology*
Streptococcus pyogenes / isolation & purification*
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