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Pediatric Lung Abscess: a Retrospective Review of 22 Cases


avatar Mohammad Reza Boloorsaz 1 , * , avatar Soheila Khalilzadeh 1 , avatar Sajedeh Mir Mohammad Sadeghi 2

1 Assistant Professor of Pediatric Infectious Disease,Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran

2 General Practitioner, National Research Center of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, Masih Daneshvari Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University M.C

How to Cite: Boloorsaz M R, Khalilzadeh S, Mir Mohammad Sadeghi S. Pediatric Lung Abscess: a Retrospective Review of 22 Cases. J Compr Ped. 2007;1(2):e93730.


Journal of Comprehensive Pediatrics: 1 (2); e93730
Published Online: December 30, 2007
Article Type: Research Article
Received: May 15, 2019
Accepted: December 30, 2007


Background: Lung abscess is a rare and jeopardizing disease. It is still capable of causing substantial mortality in children. Materials and Methods: We performed a retrospective study on 22 children during a 15-year period in our center. A total of 22 children were identified including 13 boys and 9 girls. Results: Five of them had primary lung abscess and seventeen had secondary type. Thirteen of the cases (60%) were diagnosed only by CT-scan without any other evaluation. Eighteen cases had been managed by antibiotic and the mean duration of antibiotic therapy was 12 days. Surgical procedure was done in 4 cases. Conclusion: Gram positive organisms i.e Streptococcus pneumonia and Staphylococcus aureus were the most prevalent organisms involved in our cases. No complications and mortality were seen in our study.



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