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Acute pneumonia in Zimbabwe: bacterial isolates by lung aspiration.
  1. M O Ikeogu
  1. Department of Paediatrics, Mpilo Central Hospital, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.


    Forty children, aged 2 months to 11 years, with severe acute pneumonia were investigated by needle aspiration of the lung. Fourteen organisms were isolated in only 13 patients. Streptococcus pneumoniae was isolated in six patients, Staphylococcus aureus in three, and Haemophilus influenzae in two. Two patients had mixed organisms.

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