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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 56-58

Necrotizing pneumonia or pulmonary gangrene


Department of Internal Medicine, General Hospital 71, Instituto Mexicano del seguro social, Veracruz, México

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Dr. L Del Carpio-Orantes
Department of Internal Medicine, General Hospital 71, Instituto Mexicano del seguro social, Veracruz
México
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/cai.cai_14_17

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We present the case of necrotizing pneumonia in a young patient without chronic comorbidities, who presented a torpid with subsequent death, highlighting in this case, subacute evolution, as well as the isolation of Staphylococcus epidermidis coagulase-negative resistant to vancomycin, acquired in the community, which finally resulted in a poor prognosis. The importance of the tomographic image is emphasized, as well as the evaluation for chest surgery, as it is important invasive surgical management or chest, coupled with broad-spectrum drugs according to targeted crops or pleuropulmonary expectoration secretions.


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