RALPH F. JACOX, M.D.; PAUL DIONNE, M.D.
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This case report concerns a study of a 30 year old woman who developed an acute pulmonary abscess from which a pure culture of Cl. perfringens was isolated. This circumstance is unique because of the rarity of this infective agent in pulmonary suppuration. Moreover, the presence of single bacterial species in purulent lung abscess fluid is of infrequent occurrence. Finally, the complete recovery of the patient from such an invasive, pathogenic organism is of particular interest.
The patient, a 30 year old married female, suddenly developed an acute onset of severe right anterior chest pain six days before
JACOX RF, DIONNE P. A CASE REPORT OF AN UNUSUAL LUNG ABSCESS DUE TO CL. PERFRINGENS (B. WELCHI)1. Ann Intern Med. ;34:479–483. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-34-2-479
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;34(2):479-483.
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