Lung abscess in children in Harare, Zimbabwe

  title={Lung abscess in children in Harare, Zimbabwe},
  author={Tumwine Jk},
The clinical features microbiology treatment and outcome in 24 children diagnosed with lung abscess at Harare Central Hospital during 1979-88 were reviewed retrospectively. This condition is rare in children and the present study is the first to address lung abscess in Zimbabweans. 17 (71%) of the 24 patients were male and their mean age was 4.9 years. The most common presenting symptoms were fever cough and breathlessness. Abnormal chest signs (e.g. localized dull percussion note with amphoric… CONTINUE READING

Topics from this paper.