Published: 2021-11-23

An uncommon organism causing necrotizing pneumonia in a toddler

Manju Reka S. B., Arulkumaran Arunagirinathan, Anupriya Chandrasekaran, Yuvarajan S.


Necrotizing pneumonia (NP) is an uncommon complication of bacterial pneumonia in children, which must be looked into if a severe pneumonia has poor response to recommended antibiotics. The present case is a toddler with NP in whom fever and cough persisted despite treatment with first-line antimicrobial therapy, computed tomography (CT) scan revealed consolidation with multiple cavities, pseudomonas aeruginosa was the pathogen isolated from bronchoalveolar lavage, which a very uncommon organism is causing NP. Community acquired necrotizing pneumonia caused by pseudomonas is not reported in paediatric population. Hence, we report this case.


Necrotizing pneumonia, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Bacterial pneumonia, Non-resolving pneumonia, Pulmonary infection child

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