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Sudden death from primary lung abscess in middle-aged diabetic men--two case reports.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2595379     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We describe the course of illness in two middle-aged diabetic men who died suddenly from primary lung abscesses. They were in apparent good health and presented with fever, cough and small lung abscess [less than 5 cm] on chest radiographs. While receiving standard antimicrobial therapy in hospital, they experienced sudden respiratory arrest from aspiration of purulent material presumably following the drainage of lung abscess contents. This is a very unusual complication and the similar clinical features between these two cases prompted this report.
Authors:
T K Lim; T B Chan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Singapore medical journal     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0037-5675     ISO Abbreviation:  Singapore Med J     Publication Date:  1989 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-01-19     Completed Date:  1990-01-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404516     Medline TA:  Singapore Med J     Country:  SINGAPORE    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  102-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Death, Sudden / etiology*
Diabetes Complications*
Humans
Lung Abscess / complications*
Male

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