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16 Possible Causes for Chest X-Ray Abnormal, Gas Gangrene, Patient Appears Chronically Ill

  • Diabetes Mellitus

    BACKGROUND: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus is a serious metabolic disease that is often associated with vascular complications. There are 1.9 million people living with Diabetes in Ethiopia; diabetes mellitus is found to be the ninth leading cause of death related to its complications. Although the rate of vascular[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Acute Myelocytic Leukemia

    A chest X-ray, blood tests, and other tests are done to assess your general well-being. What is the treatment for acute myeloid leukaemia?[patient.info] A chest X-ray , blood tests, and other tests are done to assess your general well-being. What is the treatment for acute myeloid leukaemia?[patient.info] The aim of treatment is to kill all the abnormal cells. This then allows the bone marrow to function normally again and produce normal blood cells.[patient.info]

  • Cecal Adenocarcinoma

    A plain X-ray film of the chest demonstrated no abnormality.[bmcurol.biomedcentral.com] Atraumatic clostridial infections usually manifest as gas gangrene, spontaneous myonecrosis, or fulminant sepsis.[ajronline.org] Discussion C. septicum is a gram-positive bacillus that, while known to cause gas gangrene and fulminant sepsis like other Clostridium species, can serve as the source for[acgcasereports.gi.org]

  • Subphrenic Abscess

    Common lower respiratory tract infection causing inflammation of lung tissue - associated with fever, chest signs and symptoms and chest X-Ray abnormalities What are the most[brainscape.com] Emphysematous cholecystitis: Secondary infection by gas-forming organisms e.g. E. coli, precipitating gangrene and perforation.[studyingmed.com] Abscesses near the diaphragm may result in chest x-ray abnormalities such as ipsilateral pleural effusion, elevated or immobile hemidiaphragm, lower lobe infiltrates, and[merckmanuals.com]

  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

    In some cases a lymph-node biopsy involving a small surgical procedure is necessary performed under a general anaesthetic Chest-x rays (to detect a chest infection or other[leukaemia.org.nz] Duplicate publication ( n 1) Anecdotal case reports ( n 3: one report of severe immune thrombocytopenic purpura following a 10-week course of alemtuzumab; one report of gas[pubmedcentral.nih.gov] Chest X-rays—X-rays help doctors look for tumors in the chest and lungs or evidence of infection.[northwell.edu]

  • Disseminated Tuberculosis

    At the time of diagnosis, fever 2 weeks plus 5 kg weight loss was reported in 16 (80%) patients, abnormal chest X-rays in 7/17 (41%), and positive sputum cultures in 10 (50%[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] gangrene 37 Yellow fever 38 Malaria 39 Other diseases due to protozoa 40 Ankylostomiasis 41 41a Hydatid cysts of liver 41b Hydatid cysts of other organs 42 Other diseases[meb.ki.se] The diagnosis of intestinal tuberculosis can be difficult, since less than half of patients have an abnormality on chest x-ray and active pulmonary tuberculosis is evident[path.upmc.edu]

  • Intravenous Drug Abuse

    This is commonly seen in wet gangrene. Injury to the blood vessels coupled with infections. This is seen in traumatic gas gangrene.[news-medical.net] Gas gangrene 8,9 : This potentially fatal infection is often caused by Clostridium perfringens, and can lead to tissue death.[drugabuse.com] Gas gangrene has become uncommon in modern warfare due to better surgical management and treatment.[news-medical.net]

  • Epidural Abscess

    During a series of visits back-and-forth between the emergency room and his primary care doctor, no abnormalities were found on chest x-ray, shoulder x-ray, EKG, and MRI.[theexpertinstitute.com] Gas gangrene is most often caused by Clostridium perfringens infection. Gas gangrene is a medical emergency that develops suddenly.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The purpose of this paper is to report a very rare case of vertebral osteomyelitis caused by gas gangrene.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Retroperitoneal Abscess

    Abscesses near the diaphragm may result in chest x-ray abnormalities such as ipsilateral pleural effusion, elevated or immobile hemidiaphragm, lower lobe infiltrates, and[merckmanuals.com] Matsumoto H, Umakoshi K, Kojima Y, Satoshi K, Takeba J, et al. (2014) A Case of Thigh Gas Gangrene Resulting from the Penetration of Descending Colon Cancer.[omicsonline.org] View Article PubMed Google Scholar Tsai JA, Calissendorff B, Hanczewski R, Permert J: Hepatic portal venous gas and small bowel obstruction with no signs of intestinal gangrene[wjes.biomedcentral.com]

  • Liver Abscess

    USGM of the liver X-Ray of the chest to see whether there is any pneumonitis or effusion caused by the irritation of the nearby abscess TC -Leukocytosis LFT - Abnormal liver[slideshare.net] It is a normal inhabitant of the human bowel and a common cause of food poisoning, notoriously leading to tissue necrosis and gas gangrene.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] CONCLUSIONS: We report a case of gas-forming pyogenic liver abscess and bacteremia progressing to fatal septic shock, caused by an uncommon Clostridium perfringens isolate[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]