Pasteurella multocida Lung Abscess: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Bernard J. Steyer, Richard E. Sobonya

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A 65-year-old man was seen with an asymptomatic solitary pulmonary nodule of at least five months’ duration. Culture of a percutaneous needle aspirate yielded Pasteurella multocida. Surgical resection of the lesion showed an acute and chronic lung abscess histologically, and culture again yielded P multocida. The potential for this rare human respiratory tract pathogen to cause indolent, necrotizing parenchymal pulmonary infection in an asymptomatic patient is thus documented. The roentgenographic appearance of the lesion mimicked a primary carcinoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1081-1082
Number of pages2
JournalArchives of internal medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1984
Externally publishedYes

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  • Internal Medicine


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