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Original Article
Clinical characteristics of lung abscess in children: 15-year experience at two university hospitals
Mi Suk Choi, Ji Hye Chun, Kyung Suk Lee, Yeong Ho Rha, Sun Hee Choi
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2015;58(12):478-483.   Published online December 22, 2015
Purpose

Information on the clinical features of lung abscess, which is uncommon in children, at hospitalizationis helpful to anticipate the disease course and management. There is no report concerning lung abscess in Korean children. We aimed to identify the clinical characteristics of pediatric lung abscess and compare the difference between primary and secondary abscess groups.

Methods

The medical records of 11 lung abscess...

Case Report
A case of lung abscess caused by Burkholderia cepacia in healthy child
Jung Hwa Lee, So Hee Lee, Seong Jin Hong, Young Chil Choi, Eun Gu Hwang
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2007;50(1):89-94.   Published online January 15, 2007
Burkholderia cepacia is a Gram-negative aerobic bacillus known to cause opportunistic infections in the immune-compromised hosts. This microorganism is strongly virulent and causes a necrotising invasive infection that may lead to death. As B. cepacia is highly resistant to various antimicrobials, combination antimicrobial therapy must be used instead of monotherapy. We report a successful treatment of lung abscess that was...
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