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28 Possible Causes for Absent Minded, Recurrent Pneumonia

  • Dementia

    […] aspiration pneumonia, abnormal swallowing evaluations, abnormal nutritional parameters, preference of family or carers and advanced directives. (4) Health care setting or[] […] female (2) Type of dementia whether Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, Lewy Body or a rarer syndrome. (3) Indication for enteral feeding (if data available), including recurrent[]

  • Alzheimer Disease

    Alistair Burns, professor of old age psychiatry 1, honorary consultant psychiatrist 2, Steve Iliffe, professor of primary care for older people 3 1 University of Manchester Psychiatry Research Group, Manchester M13 9PL 2 Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust, Manchester 3 Department of Primary Care &[…][]

  • Cystic Fibrosis

    Symptoms usually appear in childhood and include meconium ileus, poor growth despite good appetite, malabsorption and foul bulky stools, chronic bronchitis with cough, recurrent[] Although no population has them in frequencies high enough to suggest a likely place of origin, it should be kept in mind that mutations ΔF508, G542X, and N1303K are independent[] A 14-year-old Chinese Malaysian boy presented with a history of recurrent pneumonia, poor growth and steatorrhoea since childhood, and was diagnosed with CF.[]

  • Cyanotic Congenital Heart Disease

    Congestive heart failure and recurrent pneumonia are likely complications if the flow through the ductus is substantial.[] […] also be evaluated, keeping in mind that the inferior edge is normally felt 1-3 cm below the rib cage in newborns.[] Recurrent pneumonia may occur. Surgical ligation usually required. No long-term sequelae if adequately treated. Aortic stenosis May be asymptomatic.[]

  • Conjunctivitis

    Growths in the respiratory tract can lead to serious complications including recurrent pneumonia and obstruction of the airways.[] […] when a "full house" of clinical features is absent.[] […] syndrome includes - "Stevens-Johnson Syndrome without skin lesions", or "Atypical Stevens - Johnson Syndrome".(2) This case highlights the importance of maintaining an open mind[]

  • Agammaglobulinemia

    Keywords adult onset Bruton's tyrosine kinase mild hypogammaglobulinemia recurrent pneumonia X-linked agammaglobulinemia Introduction XLA is a prototype of humoral immunodeficiency[] Having in mind the complete or near-complete dysfunction of B-cells due to mutations in the Bruton tyrosine kinase (BTK) protein, situated on the X chromosome (resulting in[] ., and Wang, E.E.L. (2000) Underlying causes of recurrent pneumonia in children.[]

  • Hemoptysis

    Recurrent pneumonia with cavitation leading to pneumatoceles, secondary fungal infections, and hemoptysis are major causes of mortality and morbidity in patients with hyper-IgE[] […] that hemoptysis can be absent in up to 1/3rd of patients Diagnosis is made with BAL, where you see progressively bloodier aliquots on lavage Etiologies: Important to exclude[] Chronic cough with yellow, green or bloody mucus and recurrent pneumonia are characteristic.[]

  • Catatonia

    Prolonged catatonia can cause medical complications such as decubitus ulcers, incontinence, recurrent urinary tract infections, aspiration pneumonia, increased risk of deep[] He had a history of appearing absent-minded, being confused when he was asked to fetch objects, and sometimes not responding to name call, in the preceding two years.[]

  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis

    There is often a particular underlying problem that has led to the DKA episode; this may be intercurrent illness (pneumonia, influenza, gastroenteritis, a urinary tract infection[] For the vast majority of these conditions the classic triad of hyperglycemia, anion gap metabolic acidosis and ketonemia is absent.[] Young people with recurrent episodes of DKA may have an underlying eating disorder, or may be using insufficient insulin for fear that it will cause weight gain.Diabetic ketoacidosis[]

  • Diffuse Scleroderma

    […] associated with lymphedema) or Mycoplasma pneumonia.[] With those clues in mind, John Varga and colleagues have built a clearer mechanistic picture of the disease and showed that FnEDA signaling through TLR4 plays a role in the[] Preliminary research reports that selenium may be beneficial in the prevention of several types of infection, including recurrence of erysipelas (bacterial skin infection[]

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