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Vol 85, No 3 (2017)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2017-06-13
Submitted: 2017-01-12
Accepted: 2017-03-26
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A rare case of community acquired serratia lung abscess in a patient with cardiac bronchus

Mai Altous, Ayoub Innabi, Bashar Alzghoul, Kshitij Chatterjee, Nikhil Meena, Ehab Massad, Feras Hawari
DOI: 10.5603/ARM.2017.0025
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Adv Respir Med 2017;85(3):151-154.

open access

Vol 85, No 3 (2017)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2017-06-13
Submitted: 2017-01-12
Accepted: 2017-03-26

Abstract

The incidence of lung abscess caused by Serratia marcescens is extremely low and is only reported in the immunocompromised population. We present a previously healthy woman with Serratia lung abscess in close proximity with an accessory cardiac bronchus. The patient was treated with appropriate antibiotics which led to complete resolution of the lesion. Our case highlights that individuals without medical co-morbidities may develop atypical lung infections like Serratia when associated with anatomic anomalies.

Abstract

The incidence of lung abscess caused by Serratia marcescens is extremely low and is only reported in the immunocompromised population. We present a previously healthy woman with Serratia lung abscess in close proximity with an accessory cardiac bronchus. The patient was treated with appropriate antibiotics which led to complete resolution of the lesion. Our case highlights that individuals without medical co-morbidities may develop atypical lung infections like Serratia when associated with anatomic anomalies.

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Keywords

accessory cardiac bronchus, serratia lung abscess

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Title

A rare case of community acquired serratia lung abscess in a patient with cardiac bronchus

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 85, No 3 (2017)

Pages

151-154

Published online

2017-06-13

DOI

10.5603/ARM.2017.0025

Bibliographic record

Adv Respir Med 2017;85(3):151-154.

Keywords

accessory cardiac bronchus
serratia lung abscess

Authors

Mai Altous
Ayoub Innabi
Bashar Alzghoul
Kshitij Chatterjee
Nikhil Meena
Ehab Massad
Feras Hawari

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