CT of staphylococcal anterior mediastinal abscess in an infant.

Abstract:

:A 6-week-old girl presented with bronchiolitis secondary to respiratory syncytial virus. Eight days after admission she developed a Staphylococcus aureus infection at a previous intravenous cannula site. Despite antibiotic therapy this led to an anterior mediastinal staphylococcal abscess, which was drained surgically and the patient recovered. Mediastinal abscesses are rare in children: haematogenous spread of infection is an unusual aetiological factor and we believe this to be the first case reported due to an infected cannula site.

journal_name

Pediatr Radiol

journal_title

Pediatric radiology

authors

Bungay HK,Shefler AG,McHugh K

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

1995-11-01 00:00:00

pages

S205-6

eissn

0301-0449

issn

1432-1998

journal_volume

25 Suppl 1

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