necrotizing pneumonia

necrotizing pneumonia

Pulmonology
1. Aspiration pneumonia, see there.
2. Pneumonia with significant tissue necrosis, often seen in a background of aspiration or severe acute bacterial pneumonia.

Necrotizing pneumonia

Pneumonia that causes the death of lung tissue. It often precedes the development of lung abscess.
Mentioned in: Lung Abscess
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A bronchoscopy revealed necrotizing pneumonia, which was neutrophil predominant and had concomitant vascular involvement.
These 2 infections have been shown to act synergistically in animal models to induce a rapidly progressive necrotizing pneumonia associated with severe leukopenia (7).
7% of these cases are MRSA strains which, under certain situations, can cause severe infections such as so called "flesh-eating" disease, necrotizing pneumonia, infective endocarditis, or more commonly impetigo, cellulitis and abscesses.
pneumoniae causes a necrotizing pneumonia, patients who survive often have a scarred, shrunken upper lobe containing several cavities, which resembles chronic cavitary tuberculosis.
Clinical manifestations and molecular epidemiology of necrotizing pneumonia and empyema caused by Streptococcus pneumonia in children in Taiwan.
Three cases of necrotizing pneumonia by Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection in hematological malignancy, including dead and alive cases.
Community-acquired MRSA strains differ from nosocomial strains in clinically relevant ways, such as in their propensity to cause a distinct spectrum of frequently bacteremic infections, especially complicated skin and soft tissue and pulmonary infections including cutaneous abscesses, necrotizing fasciitis, severe necrotizing pneumonia, empyema, and septic pulmonary emboli and other metastatic infection (John & Schreiber, 2006; Gerogianni et al, 2006; Miles et al, 2005; Kowalski et al, 2005; Gorak et al, 1999).
Contacts at home, especially siblings, may develop severe necrotizing pneumonia and death.
MRSA has become the most common cause of skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs), often presenting as a "spider bite," but has also been associated with sepsis and necrotizing pneumonia.
5,8) There have been several reports that some of these CA-MRSA organisms possess a gene for the production of Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL), a highly potent toxin often associated with skin infections and, occasionally, severe necrotizing pneumonia and death.
1) However, CA-MRSA may also cause necrotizing fasciitis, (11) pyomyositis, (19) purpura fulminans, (20) and necrotizing pneumonia (14) in healthy patients.

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