Lung abscess from Staphylococcus aureus after varicella infection in a 3-month-old infant


Aygun D., Aygun F., Kilinc A. A. , Cam H. , Cokugras H., Camcioglu Y.

JOURNAL OF INFECTION AND PUBLIC HEALTH, vol.10, no.1, pp.129-132, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jiph.2016.05.013
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF INFECTION AND PUBLIC HEALTH
  • Page Numbers: pp.129-132

Abstract

Varicella is a common, highly contagious viral infection of childhood. Varicella is a usually benign and self-limited disease, but it can be complicated by severe bacterial infections, especially in immunocompromised hosts. In this study, we describe a previously healthy 3-months-oldinfant who was admitted with high fever, cough, and respiratory distress, who had a history of varicella infection three weeks before, with exposure from her adolescent, unvaccinated sister. A lung abscess caused by Staphylococcus aureus complicating the varicella infection was discovered. The patient was aggressively treated with drainage of the abscess and intravenous antibiotics and had a good recovery. (C)2016 King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences. Published by Elsevier Limited. All rights reserved.