Forty-one children hospitalized for necrotizing pneumonia were retrospectively analyzed. Necrotizing pneumonia represented 0.8% of community-acquired pneumonia and 6% of hospitalized community-acquired pneumonia. The chest radiograph revealed necrosis on admission in onethird of cases. Twenty-one cases (51%) were documented, including 13 Staphylococcus aureus, all Panton-Valentine leukocidin positive, 7 Streptococcus pneumoniae and 1 Fusobacterium nucleatum.
From the *General Pediatric Unit, APHP, Hôpital Robert-Debré; †Univ Paris Diderot, Sorbonne Paris Cité; ‡Pediatric Emergency Unit, APHP, Hôpital Robert-Debré; §Univ Paris Diderot, Sorbonne Paris Cité, Unité d’Épidémiologie Clinique INSERM CIE5; ¶Radiologic Unit; ‖Microbiologic Unit; **Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, APHP, Hôpital Robert-Debré; and ††Univ Paris Diderot, Sorbonne Paris Cité, Paris, France.
Accepted for publication May 14, 2013.
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