• A 65-year-old man was seen with an asymptomatic solitary pulmonary nodule of at least five months' duration. Culture of a percutaneous needle aspirate yielded Pasteurella multocida. Surgical resection of the lesion showed an acute and chronic lung abscess histologically, and culture again yielded P multocida. The potential for this rare human respiratory tract pathogen to cause indolent, necrotizing parenchymal pulmonary infection in an asymptomatic patient is thus documented. The roentgenographic appearance of the lesion mimicked a primary carcinoma.
(Arch Intern Med 1984;144:1081-1082)
Steyer BJ, Sobonya RE. Pasteurella multocida Lung AbscessA Case Report and Review of the Literature. Arch Intern Med. 1984;144(5):1081–1082. doi:10.1001/archinte.1984.00350170249040