Pneumomediastinum and subcutaneous emphysema complicating staphylococcal pneumonia.

  title={Pneumomediastinum and subcutaneous emphysema complicating staphylococcal pneumonia.},
  author={I. A. Finnie and Catherine I.A. Jack and Jennifer S. McKay},
  journal={The Ulster Medical Journal},
  pages={105 - 107}
Pneumonia is one of the leading causes of death in the UK, accounting for 60,000 fatalities annually.' Staphylococcus aureus causes less than 5% of all pneumonias 2,3 but is associated with a high mortality and morbidity 2, 3, even in previously healthy individuals. We report a case of a young adult who developed a pneumediastinum and marked subcutaneous emphysema as a complication of staphylococcal pneumonia. Pneumomediastinum is a relatively rare complication of staphylococcal pneumonia… CONTINUE READING