Volume 99, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



is a rare, potentially serious pathogen. Most clinicians have no experience with its clinical appearance or treatment. We describe a case of a child presenting with necrotizing pneumonia caused by . We describe case complexities, including the need for a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosis and treatment.


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  • Received : 22 Jan 2018
  • Accepted : 08 Mar 2018
  • Published online : 23 Apr 2018

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