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November 1978

Pneumococcal Pneumonia With Pneumatocele Formation

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Infectious Diseases, Children's Hospital of Michigan; and the Department of Pediatrics, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit.

Am J Dis Child. 1978;132(11):1091-1093. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1978.02120360047007

• Two infants had pneumococcal pneumonia and bacteremia, complicated by pneumatocele formation. The pneumatoceles appeared during the recovery phase and were indistinguishable from those associated with staphylococcal pneumonia. Complete resolution occurred in both patients. Pneumatoceles occur in pneumonias caused by varied agents; therefore, determination of the cause is imperative for appropriate therapy.

(Am J Dis Child 132:1091-1093, 1978)