Arm pain and fever as an unusual presentation of lobar pneumonia in a 3-year-old girl: case report

Pediatr Emerg Care. 2011 May;27(5):420-1. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0b013e318218754e.


Children with pneumonia presenting with extrathoracic pain, such as abdominal pain, have been previously described. In this report, we describe a 3-year-old girl with fever and right arm pain who was found to have an apical lobar pneumonia.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Arm*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Pain / diagnosis
  • Pain / etiology*
  • Pneumonia / complications*
  • Pneumonia / diagnosis
  • Pneumonia / drug therapy
  • Radiography, Thoracic*


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents