Streptococcus pneumoniae: A Cause of Primary Lung Abscess in a Child
MacDonald, Kelly S
de Carvalho, Volia M
Embree, Joanne E
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A case of primary pneumococcal lung abscess in a five-year-old child is described. Secondary anaerobic infection as a cause of cavitation was excluded by bronchoscopic culture of the cavity. Streptococcus pneumoniae is a rare but recognized cause of lung abscess in healthy children.