Streptococcus Pyogevtes Pneumonia with abscess formation

McIntyre, H.D., Armstrong, J, G. and Mitchell, C. A. (1990) Streptococcus Pyogevtes Pneumonia with abscess formation. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Medicine, 20 5: 753-753. doi:10.1111/j.1445-5994.1990.tb00417.x

Author McIntyre, H.D.
Armstrong, J, G.
Mitchell, C. A.
Title Streptococcus Pyogevtes Pneumonia with abscess formation
Journal name Australian and New Zealand Journal of Medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0004-8291
Publication date 1990-10
Sub-type Correction/erratum
DOI 10.1111/j.1445-5994.1990.tb00417.x
Volume 20
Issue 5
Start page 753
End page 753
Total pages 1
Place of publication Richmond, VIC, Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Language eng
Abstract A 30-year-old female with mild asthma prcsentcd with high fever, hypotension, pleuritic chest pain, vomiting and diarrhoea. Chest radiograph showed consolIdation of the right upper lobe, and S. pyogenes was cultured from biood and sputum. Following initial rapid recovery the patient relapsed ten days after antiobiotics were ceased, with rapid development of a large abscess cavity. Clinical improvement occurred following reinstitution of treatment including intravenous penicillin. Progressive radiological resolution eventuated during outpatient follow-up. This case demonstrates that S. pyogenes pneumonia may occur without an antecedent viral infection or major predisposing condition, cause rapid cavitation despite antibiotic therapy and resolve satisfactorily with prolonged penicillin therapy. (Aust NZ J Med 1989; 19: 248-9.)
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Institutional Status Non-UQ

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