Lung abscess

Case contributed by Hani Makky Al Salam


Cough and fever.

Patient Data

Age: 6 years
Gender: Female

Left lower lobe parenchymal infiltrates associated with cavitary lesion with an air-fluid level. 


Chest CT confirms the presence of a lung cavity with fluid and gas and surrounding consolidation. These features are consistent with a lung abscess

Case Discussion

Blood cultures grew streptococcus pneumoniae.

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