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BMJ Case Rep. 2010; 2010: bcr06.2009.2046.
Published online Feb 8, 2010. 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
Ketan Kulkarni, Anita S Bakshi, and Nameet Jerath
Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, Pediatrics, Sarita Vihar, New Delhi, Delhi, 110079, India
Correspondence to Nameet Jerath, dr_njerath/at/
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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