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370 Possible Causes for Fever, Pleurisy, Pneumothorax

  • Pulmonary Embolism

    The major utility of the chest film is in finding other causes of the patient’s symptoms (i.e. an infiltrate in pneumonia or absent lung markings in pneumothorax).[] High grade fever is a rare presentation of thromboembolic phenomenon. A middle aged woman presented with high grade fevers.[] It can mimic pneumonia, congestive heart failure, and a viral illness known as pleurisy.[]

  • Pulmonary Tuberculosis

    The patient developed a large left-sided iatrogenic pneumothorax, which recurred and failed to resolve despite the successful insertion of both Seldinger and surgical chest[] Post-operative fever is common following emergency surgery.[] We describe the case of an 82-year-old man with pulmonary tuberculosis and tuberculous pleurisy.[]

  • Acute Pericarditis

    […] in the Hospitalized Patient Daniel R Kaul 343 Pulmonary 349 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 351 Asthma Michael P Lukela William F Bria II 361 Pleural Effusion and Pneumothorax[] This pericarditis is due to dengue fever.[] The pain is typically relieved by leaning forwards The differentials for this type of pain are basically pleurisy and pericarditis Fever – a low grade fever may be present[]

  • Pleurisy

    A lung disease or acute lung injury can cause a pneumothorax. Some lung procedures also can cause a pneumothorax.[] The onset of pleurisy was accompanied by acute fever.[] When these other significant causes of pleuritic pain have been excluded, the diagnosis of pleurisy can be made.[]

  • Mycoplasma Pneumonia

    ICD-10-CM J15.7 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v 36.0): 193 Simple pneumonia and pleurisy with mcc 194 Simple pneumonia and pleurisy with cc 195 Simple[] She had a dual infection with dengue hemorrhagic fever with unusual manifestations; liver failure.[] fever or 3 days (10.01 /- 11.74 pg/mL, p 0.05).[]

  • Lung Abscess

    We present a case of acute empyema with intractable pneumothorax associated with ruptured lung abscess caused by Mycobacterium avium in an immunocompromised patient.[] […] pulmonary disease (COPD) – Chronic bronchitis, emphysema Asthma Extrinsic allergic alveolitis Bronchiestasis Pneumonia Sarcoidosis Tuberculosis Lung abscess Pneumoconiosis Pleurisy[] A 59 year old man presented to our hospital with a 1 month history of cough and low grade fever progressing to high grade fever for 1 week.[]

  • Bronchiectasis

    Surgery is indicated in unsuccessful medical treatment and complications of bronchiectasis e.g. haemoptysis, lung abscess, lung masses and pneumothorax.[] A 21-year-old woman presented to our hospital with a 9-day history of productive cough and fever. Bronchiectasis after Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia.[] […] more serious infection which may then be associated with cough, chronic sputum production, hemoptysis (bloody sputum), recurrent fever, shortness of breath, and chest pain (pleurisy[]

  • Pleuritic Pain

    It is important to rule out possible sources of acute pleuritic pain, like pulmonary embolism, pneumonia, lung cancer, and pneumothorax.[] Rheumatic fever — In most cases, rheumatic fever has a good prognosis. Recurrence is most common in the first five years after the initial rheumatic fever episode.[] The pleuritic pain suffered can be quite severe, however, it typically only last a few days until the virus clears and the inflammation subsides.[]

  • Pulmonary Histoplasmosis

    The patient responded well to amphotericin B with subsidence of fever.[] We report a case of a 41-year-old man presenting with persisting fevers over 2 weeks. The patient had spent 4 weeks in Central America.[] Twenty-three of them later became ill with complaints of cough, afternoon fever and sweats, chest discomfort, and dyspnea on exertion.[]

  • Viral Pleurisy

    Lung diseases, like COPD, tuberculosis, and acute lung injury, cause pneumothorax. Injury to the chest is the most common cause of hemothorax.[] Symptoms Of Viral Pleurisy Fever Stabbing pain in the chest which is aggravated by breathing.[] […] benign asbestos pleural effusion from other forms of pleural disease Mesothelioma may be a history of exposure to asbestos; chest pain; cough; dyspnea; weight loss; fatigue; fevers[]

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