All TA activation-positive patients had complicated pneumonia with parapneumonic effusions, empyema, necrotizing pneumonia
, and/or lung abscesses, as did 36% of the negative group.
Staphylococcus aureus is a common cause of respiratory infections, including pneumonia (1), and can lead to necrotizing pneumonia
and death (2-4).
Keywords: Necrotizing pneumonia
, Nonresolving pneumonia, Community-acquired pneumonia, Strep pneumoniae, Lung resection.
We report an interesting case of necrotizing pneumonia
in an immunocompetent patient caused by S.
4) The majority of the disease causing subtypes produce an acute necrotizing pneumonia
and, as a group, these infections are properly referred to as the Legionella pneumonias or legionellosis.
aureus associated with increased disease severity ranging from cutaneous infection requiring surgical drainage to severe chronic osteomyelitis and deadly necrotizing pneumonia
The pulmonary lesions take the form of necrotizing pneumonia
with sharply delineated, rounded, gray foci and hemorrhagic borders.
3) Herein we present three cases of necrotizing pneumonia
, one of them caused by a methicillin susceptible strain, all of which had a favorable outcome.
pneumoniae causes a necrotizing pneumonia
, patients who survive often have a scarred, shrunken upper lobe containing several cavities, which resembles chronic cavitary tuberculosis.
Staphylococcus aureus Panton-Valentine leukocidin causes necrotizing pneumonia
To look for complications of pneumonia--including effusions, necrotizing pneumonia
, and pneumothorax--obtain both anterior-posterior and lateral chest x-rays (CXR) in those with hypoxemia or respiratory distress and in those who failed initial antibiotic therapy.
Clinical manifestations and molecular epidemiology of necrotizing pneumonia
and empyema caused by Streptococcus pneumonia in children in Taiwan.