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515 Possible Causes for Fever, Pneumothorax, Recurrent Pneumonia

  • Atelectasis

    This diagnosis should be suspected in children with recurrent pneumonia. The prognosis is good after complete resection.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] When there is no apparent cause, the condition is known as spontaneous pneumothorax.[nm.org] Using chi 2 analysis, no association could be found between fever and amount of atelectasis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Staphylococcal Pneumonia

    The delayed and subacute/chronic nature of the tension pneumothorax is unusual.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] devastating pneumonia affecting previously healthy young people and associated with a very high mortality.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Fever and signs of pleural effusion and respiratory distress were common in primary disease while fever and a toxic appearance were frequent with disseminated illness.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Lung Abscess

    Intralobar pulmonary sequestration presents in adolescence or adulthood in the form of recurrent pneumonia, whereas ELS more commonly presents in the fetal and neonatal period[medical-case-reports.imedpub.com] We present a case of acute empyema with intractable pneumothorax associated with ruptured lung abscess caused by Mycobacterium avium in an immunocompromised patient.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] 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.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Bronchiectasis

    Broncholiths are an uncommon cause of bronchiectasis and recurrent pneumonias.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Surgery is indicated in unsuccessful medical treatment and complications of bronchiectasis e.g. haemoptysis, lung abscess, lung masses and pneumothorax.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A 21-year-old woman presented to our hospital with a 9-day history of productive cough and fever. Bronchiectasis after Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • 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[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Post-operative fever is common following emergency surgery.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Unlike the common PLCH cases, this PLCH case has cervical lymph node involvement and right pneumothorax.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis

    In 14 patients suffering from idiopathic alveolar proteinosis, therapy-refractory surfactant deficiency, or recurrent pneumonia the SP-A genes have been sequenced.[edoc.hu-berlin.de] Active pleural drainage of the pneumothorax was unsuccessful and after two months, surgical suture of the lung was performed under general anaesthesia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Common presenting features include dyspnea, cough, low-grade fever, inspiratory crackles, and digital clubbing.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Chronic Eosinophilic Pneumonia

    3) no recurrence.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] 2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code Code First underlying condition, such as: catamenial pneumothorax due to endometriosis ( N80.8 ) cystic fibrosis ( E84.- ) eosinophilic[icd10data.com] A 24-year-old Chinese woman presented with cough, chest pain, weight loss, low grade fever and bronchial breath sounds on auscultation.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Pulmonary Histoplasmosis

    In patients with underlying lung disease, particularly COPD, a subacute pneumonia can evolve into chronic pulmonary histoplasmosis and is characterized by persistent or recurrent[swjpcc.com] The patient responded well to amphotericin B with subsidence of fever.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] 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.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Asthma

    Other nonspecific symptoms in infants or young children may be a history of recurrent bronchitis, bronchiolitis, or pneumonia; a persistent cough with colds; and/or recurrent[emedicine.medscape.com] Overall, three cases of pneumothorax and two cases of pneumorrhachis were reported.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Acetaminophen is a widely used medication for the treatment of pain and fever in children and pregnant women.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Pulmonary Infarction

    She developed spontaneous right-sided pneumothorax. Autopsy, revealed rupture of cavitary pulmonary infarction to be the cause of the pneumothorax, a rare finding.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] of PE-related fever are similar to postoperative fever.[circ.ahajournals.org] This report documents a pulmonary infarction secondary to an angiographically proven pulmonary embolus with complicating aseptic cavitation and pneumothorax.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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