Destructive pulmonary embolism in a patient with community-acquired staphylococcal bacteremia.

@article{Miyashita2002DestructivePE,
  title={Destructive pulmonary embolism in a patient with community-acquired staphylococcal bacteremia.},
  author={Taku Miyashita and Yuko Shimamoto and Hajime Nishiya and Yoji Koshibu and Hajime Sugiyama and Yasuo Ono and Takayoshi Satoh and Hitomi Haraoka and Junichi Nakano and Ken Ohta and Tomohide Sato and Naoko Morinaga and Masatoshi Noda},
  journal={Journal of infection and chemotherapy : official journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy},
  year={2002},
  volume={8 1},
  pages={99-102}
}
We report a 17-year-old man with destructive pulmonary embolism caused by Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia. The patient was not immunocompromised and had neither underlying diseases nor risk factors, such as concomitant influenza viral infection, which exacerbate staphylococcal infections. The rapid and extensive progression of pulmonary involvement in all lung fields make this a rare case; there have been few reports in the literature describing a similar radiographic appearance in patients… CONTINUE READING