Bilateral pulmonary abscesses caused by streptococcus pyogenes: Diagnostic importance of fiberoptic bronchoscopy

Paul Clementsen*, Nils Milman

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    Abstrakt

    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.

    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    Sider (fra-til)755-757
    Antal sider3
    TidsskriftScandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
    Vol/bind26
    Udgave nummer6
    DOI
    StatusUdgivet - 1 jan. 1994

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