TITLE

A 7-Year-Old Girl with Dyspnea and Rash

AUTHOR(S)
Mackowiak, Philip A.
PUB. DATE
July 2003
SOURCE
Clinical Infectious Diseases;7/1/2003, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p73
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A seven-year-old Macedonian girl with severe dyspnea and a three-day history of fever, cough and malaise presented to a regional hospital. She had no history of lung disease or allergy. Chest radiographs showed a cavitary lesion within a consolidated right lower lobe as well as a small pleural effusion. After receiving amoxicillin-clavulanate for ten minutes, the patient developed an urticarial rash on her trunk and buttocks. On admission to the intensive care unit, the girl showed severe dyspnea, tachypnea and retractions. Provision of nasal oxygen was necessary. The physical examination revealed a ventilated left lung but no auscultatory sound over the right lung.
ACCESSION #
10361872

 

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