An unusual manifestation of staphylococcal lung infection.

Abstract

An infant developed a rapidly progressive respiratory illness with cystic lesions on chest radiography. At thoracotomy there were multiple bullae on the surface of the lung. Staphylococcus aureus, of phage type 71, was isolated from the bullous fluid. We believe the lung disease was caused by an epidermolytic toxin. 

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