Necrotizing pneumonia caused by group C streptococci in a young adult

Respir Care. 2012 Mar;57(3):454-6. doi: 10.4187/respcare.00997. Epub 2011 Oct 12.

Abstract

While group C beta hemolytic streptococcal infections are uncommon in humans, group C beta hemolytic streptococcal pneumonia is exceedingly rare. To the best of our knowledge, only 2 cases of necrotizing pneumonia caused by group C beta hemolytic streptococcus have been reported in the past. Thus, we are reporting a rare case of necrotizing group C beta hemolytic streptococcal pneumonia in a young healthy adult with no risk factors.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / administration & dosage
  • Aztreonam / administration & dosage
  • Clindamycin / administration & dosage
  • Drug Therapy, Combination
  • Humans
  • Lung Abscess / diagnostic imaging
  • Lung Abscess / microbiology
  • Male
  • Necrosis
  • Pleural Effusion / diagnostic imaging
  • Pneumonia / drug therapy
  • Pneumonia / microbiology*
  • Pneumonia / pathology*
  • Streptococcal Infections / diagnostic imaging
  • Streptococcus / classification
  • Streptococcus / isolation & purification*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed

Substances

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Clindamycin
  • Aztreonam