LEON LOVE; JOSEPH C. KING
The incidence of spontaneous pneumothorax occurring as a complication of pneumonia in adults is apparently very low, since reports in the literature are sparse.1, 2, 3 Numerous reports of such cases in children have been recorded.4, 5, 6, 7 The occurrence of two cases in otherwise healthy males during an epidemic of respiratory infections seemed sufficiently uncommon to warrant this report.
Case 1. This 21 year old white male was admitted to the hospital on February 8, 1953, complaining of pain in the right chest, anorexia and cough for three days with
bloody sputum and increasing dyspnea in
LEON LOVE, JOSEPH C. KING. SPONTANEOUS PNEUMOTHORAX COMPLICATING PNEUMONIA(SPONTANEOUS PNEUMOTHORAX COMPLICATING PNEUMONIA*). Ann Intern Med. 1954;40:153–160. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-40-1-153
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;40(1):153-160.
Infectious Disease, Pneumonia, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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