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Early echo-guided percutaneous aspiration of peripheral lung abscesses in children: report of two cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9151468     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 9 year-old boy and a 7 year-old girl suffered from fever and chest pains before they were brought to Chang Gung Children's Hospital. Chest radiographs and computed tomography scans showed lung abscesses with pleural attachment, and using echo-guidance, percutaneous aspirations were done which confirmed the growth of Fusobacterium sp, and Veillonella parvula respectively, both of which are susceptible to penicillin G. The fever and chest pains subsided within 24 hours after the procedure. We suggest using early percutaneous aspiration of peripheral located lung abscesses soon after admission, rather than after a 10-14 day trial of antibiotic therapy: it can be a safe and cost-effective procedure to shorten the duration of the parenteral antibiotic treatment and hospitalization.
K S Wong; K M Yeow; Y C Huang; T Y Lin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Zhonghua Minguo xiao er ke yi xue hui za zhi [Journal]. Zhonghua Minguo xiao er ke yi xue hui     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0001-6578     ISO Abbreviation:  Zhonghua Min Guo Xiao Er Ke Yi Xue Hui Za Zhi     Publication Date:    1997 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-07-03     Completed Date:  1997-07-03     Revised Date:  2008-02-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  16210470R     Medline TA:  Zhonghua Min Guo Xiao Er Ke Yi Xue Hui Za Zhi     Country:  TAIWAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  145-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Pediatric Pulmonology, Chang Gung Children's Hospital, Taoyuan; R.O.C.
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MeSH Terms
Fusobacterium / growth & development
Fusobacterium Infections / drug therapy,  microbiology
Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections / drug therapy,  microbiology
Lung Abscess / microbiology,  surgery*,  ultrasonography
Penicillin G / therapeutic use
Penicillins / therapeutic use
Suction / methods*
Veillonella / isolation & purification
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Penicillins; 61-33-6/Penicillin G

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