Necrotizing Pneumonia is an Increasingly Detected Complication of Pneumonia in Children

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Necrotizing pneumonia (NP) is a severe complication of community acquired pneumonia characterized by liquefaction and cavitation of lung tissue. We describe the epidemiology, etiology, management, and outcomes of children hospitalized with NP over a 15-year period. We conducted a retrospective observational study of NP cases from 1/1990-2/2005 analyzing… (More)

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