Volume 15, Number 10—October 2009
Severe Necrotizing Pneumonia in Children, Houston, Texas, USA
|Completed PCV-7 series||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Date||2007 Nov||2007 Nov||2007 Dec||2008 Feb|
|Respiratory rate, breaths/min||70||60||40||42|
|Blood pressure, mm Hg||95/53||122/84||110/78||106/69|
|Oxygen saturation on room air, %
||Fever, cough, dyspnea, headache, abdominal pain, decreased activity
||Fever, cough, dyspnea, congestion
||Fever, cough, decreased appetite
|Site pathogen isolated||Blood and pleural fluid||Blood and pleural fluid||Pleural fluid||Blood|
|IV antimicrobial drugs, d||21||9||14||33|
|IV antimicrobial drugs (MIC, μg/mL)||Cefotaxime (0.06)||Vancomycin (0.75); ceftriaxone (0.19)||Vancomycin (1); resistant to cephalosporin||Vancomycin (0.50); ceftriaxone (0.064)|
|VATS† (duration, d)||Yes (2)||Yes (2)||Yes (2)||No|
|Intubated (duration, d)||Yes (5)||Yes (5)||No||Yes (22)|
|Duration of hospitalization, d
|Oral antimicrobial drugs after discharge (duration, d)||Cefdinir (7)||Cefdinir (14)||Linezolid (14)||Cefdinir (7)|
*PCV, pneumococcal conjugate vaccine; IV, intravenous; VATS, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery; ICU, intensive care unit. Boldface indicates clinically significant differences.
†Hospitalization day that VATS was performed.
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