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January 1971

Acute Suppurative Mediastinitis

Author Affiliations

New York
From the Department of Pediatrics, New York Medical College, Metropolitan Medical Center, New York.

Am J Dis Child. 1971;121(1):79-81. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1971.02100120115021

Two infants cases of acute purulent mediastinitis. Symptomatology and pathogenesis, in addition to the description of a peculiar type of respiration, may have early diagnostic significance. Acute mediastinitis should be included in the differential diagnosis of disease which constitutes respiratory emergencies.