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Lung abscess complicating post-varicella pneumonia
  1. D Prais1,
  2. I Varsano1,
  3. M Schwarz2,
  4. H Ofir-Mintzer2,
  5. E Lazar3
  1. 1Department of Pediatrics C, Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel, Petah Tiqva and Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
  2. 2Imaging Institue, Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel
  3. 3Department of Pediatrics, Ma'ayanei-Hayeshua Hospital, Bnei Brak, Israel
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr D Prais, Department of Pediatrics C, Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel, 14 Kaplan Street, Petah Tiqva 49 2002, Israel;

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A previously healthy 2½12 year old boy with varicella infection presented five days later with high fever, productive cough, and dyspnoea.

On admission, he had signs of respiratory distress and poor perfusion. He was pale and dyspnoeic, with a temperature of 41.2°C and 96% saturation in room air. Lung auscultation revealed bronchial breath sounds in the right upper field. Resolving lesions typical of varicella were seen on skin examination. The rest of …

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