Table 1

Clinical features of 10 children with septic pulmonary embolism

SusceptibilityTherapy
CaseAge/sexPresenting complaintsFoci of infectionOrganismsOXPNCLSXTEVMEPulmonaryExtrapulmonary
SA, Staphylococcus aureus; KP, Klebsiella pneumoniae; OX, oxacillin; R, resistant; S, susceptible; NA, not applicable; PN, penicillin; CL, clindamycin; STX, trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole; TE, teicoplanin; VM, vancomycin; E, erythromycin; A, antibiotic therapy.
*KP: susceptible to cefuroxime, ceftriazone, ceftizidime, gentamicin, amikacin, ciprofloxacin.
113 y/MFever, tachypnoea, haemoptysisRight gluteal skin ulcerSARRSSSSSAAbscess drainage
27 y/FRight lower leg limping gaitRight distal tibia osteomyelitisSARRRSSSRASequestrecomy, pus drainage
313 y/FChest pain, right knee swellingRight knee pyomyositisSASRSSSSRAFasicotomy + abscess drainage
416 y/MHaemoptysis, chest pain, right scalp parietal painScalp cellulitis and abscessSARRRSSSRAAbscess drainage
515 y/MTachypnoea, chest painUnknownSARRRSSSRA + thoracotomyNil
612 y/FFever, chest pain, left post-auricular painSuppurative otitis mediaKP*NANANANANANANAANil
712 y/FLeft elbow pain with dyspnoeaLeft humerus osteomyelitis with pyomyositisSARRRSSSRAExploration, debridement
87 y/FRight knee and hip painPyomyositis of right quadricepsSARRRRSSRADebridement of pyomyositis
915 d/MCyanois with bradycardiaBacterial conjunctivitisSARRRRSSRA + needle aspirationNil
1012 d/FHypoxaemiaUmbilical vein catheterisation with infectionSARRRRSSRA + chest tube drainageNil