MULTIPLE PULMONARY ABSCESSES CAUSED BY LEGIONELLA PNEUMOPHILA INFECTION IN AN INFANT WITH CROUP

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Abstract

Abstract:

Legionella infections are uncommon in childhood. We report the case of an infant who developed multiple pulmonary abscesses caused by Legionella pneumophila after receiving prolonged corticosteroid treatment of severe croup. Diagnosis was not suspected because immunosuppression was not initially considered. Caution should be used when prolonging high-dose corticosteroids in children with respiratory diseases.

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