CRCM  Vol.3 No.1 , January 2014
A case of severe pneumonia caused by multiple bacterial organisms following type B influenza virus infection
ABSTRACT

A 50-year old woman, without any underlying disease, presented with pneumonia after experiencing flu-like symptoms. Streptococcus pneumoniae was identified on admission through blood culture and urine antigen tests. Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pneumoniae were present in the sputum culture. Computed tomography showed cavity development in the consolidation areas, typical of staphylococcal pneumonia. The patient was intubated and received mechanical ventilation as respiratory failure progressed. She exhibited improvement following antibiotic therapy. The change in type B influenza virus serum titer confirmed that this was a unique case of severe pneumonia caused by multiple bacterial organisms following type B influenza virus infection.


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Sato, M. , Tomioka, E. , Horio, J. , Chubachi, S. , Matsuzaki, T. and Terashima, T. (2014) A case of severe pneumonia caused by multiple bacterial organisms following type B influenza virus infection. Case Reports in Clinical Medicine, 3, 1-5. doi: 10.4236/crcm.2014.31001.
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