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A 50-year old woman,
without any underlying disease, presented with pneumonia after experiencing flu-like symptoms. Streptococcus pneumoniae was identified on admission through
blood culture and urine antigen tests. Staphylococcus
aureus and Streptococcus pneumoniae were present in the sputum culture. Computed tomography showed cavity
development in the consolidation areas, typical of staphylococcal pneumonia.
The patient was intubated and received mechanical ventilation as respiratory
failure progressed. She exhibited improvement following antibiotic therapy. The
change in type B influenza virus serum titer confirmed that this was a unique
case of severe pneumonia caused by multiple bacterial organisms following type
B influenza virus infection.