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Necrotizing pneumonia in infants.
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PMID:  21462823     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Community-acquired bacterial pneumonias generally have a good prognosis, given a good response to the antibiotic treatment applied, and complications such as pleural effusion, empyema, abscess and necrotizing pneumonia with pneumatocele formation (cavitary necrosis) are rare. Although cavitary necrosis is manifested as a severe disease, most children show complete recovery even without surgical treatment and have normal chest radiographs at long term. A case is presented of an immunocompetent infant that developed necrotizing pneumonia with pneumatocele formation during treatment of bacterial pneumonia. Conservative treatment led to complete regression of necrotic cavities and resulted in normal chest radiography finding 2.5 months of the occurrence of pneumatoceles.
Biserka Cicak; Eva Verona; Iva Mihatov-Stefanović
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta clinica Croatica     Volume:  49     ISSN:  0353-9466     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Clin Croat     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9425483     Medline TA:  Acta Clin Croat     Country:  Croatia    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  321-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
University Department of Pediatrics, Sestre milosrdnice University Hospital, Zagreb, Croatia.
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