A 65-year-old man was seen with an asymptomatic solitary pulmonary nodule of at least five months’ duration. Culture of a percutaneous needle aspirate yielded Pasteurella multocida. Surgical resection of the lesion showed an acute and chronic lung abscess histologically, and culture again yielded P multocida. The potential for this rare human respiratory tract pathogen to cause indolent, necrotizing parenchymal pulmonary infection in an asymptomatic patient is thus documented. The roentgenographic appearance of the lesion mimicked a primary carcinoma.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Archives of internal medicine|
|State||Published - May 1984|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Internal Medicine