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BMJ Case Rep. 2010; 2010: bcr06.2009.2046.
Published online 2010 February 8. doi:  10.1136/bcr.06.2009.2046
PMCID: PMC3027546
Unusual presentation of more common disease/injury

Bilateral lung abscesses in a 9-month-old healthy infant


Multiple lung abscesses are extremely rare in healthy children. We report a case of polymicrobial bilateral lung abscess in a 9-month-old previously well infant presenting with a short history of fever and respiratory distress. The management options and outcome are discussed.

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