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413 Possible Causes for Fever, Pneumothorax, Sputum Production

  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

    Factors That Distinguish ARDS, CHF, and Pneumonia Distinguishing factor ARDS CHF Pneumonia Symptoms Dyspnea Hypoxia Tachypnea Pleuritic chest pain /– – Sputum production [] Thus, when refractory pneumothorax in a patient with severe pulmonary dysfunction fails to improve through routine therapy, the treatment of pneumothorax by VATS based on[] A 54-year-old woman presented with fever, hypotension, and pancytopenia, with peripheral smear diagnostic of ehrlichiosis.[]

  • Pneumococcal Pneumonia

    production, and dyspnea.[] […] production of coagulase Produces its pathologic reaction in the conducting airways Imaging Rapid spread through the lungs Empyema, especially in children No air bronchogram Pneumothorax[] Common symptoms of pneumococcal pneumonia include fever and chills, cough, hyperventilation, difficulty breathing and chest pain.[]

  • Bronchiectasis

    Inhaled steroids may have a role in the management of bronchiectasis by reducing cough and sputum production.[] 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.[]

  • Staphylococcal Pneumonia

    CASE 50 Clinical Presentation 26-year-old man with fever, cough productive of purulent sputum, and hemoptysis Radiologic Findings PA ( Fig. 50.1A ) and lateral ( Fig. 50.1B[] The delayed and subacute/chronic nature of the tension pneumothorax is unusual.[] 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.[]

  • Lung Abscess

    […] chest pain/ decreased chest expansion, cyanosis, cough, sputum production & hemoptysis why would there be chest pain?[] We present a case of acute empyema with intractable pneumothorax associated with ruptured lung abscess caused by Mycobacterium avium in an immunocompromised patient.[] 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.[]

  • Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia

    Documentation guidelines Physical changes: Breath sounds, breathing patterns, sputum production Nutritional status: Appetite, body weight, food tolerance Complications, changes[] Effect of prophylactic use of aerosolized pentamidine Redistribution of infection to upper lobes Complications Cystic lung disease Central location to cysts Spontaneous pneumothorax[] The patient presented with a fever of unknown origin.[]

  • Mycoplasma Pneumonia

    The infection caused by this bacterium is called atypical pneumonia because of its protracted course and lack of sputum production and wealth of extrapulmonary symptoms.[] She had a dual infection with dengue hemorrhagic fever with unusual manifestations; liver failure.[] […] general Strict aerobe that lacks a true cell wall, 0.2 - 0.8 μm and among the smallest free living bacterias Formerly called atypical pneumonia (atypical due to moderate sputum[]

  • Acute Bronchitis

    […] in symptoms and signs symptoms may include cough (productive or nonproductive) fatigue due to nocturnal cough sputum production clear or purulent (about 50%) sputum color[] A chest x-ray is often done to check for pneumonia or pneumothorax.[] When bronchitis is severe, fever may be slightly higher at 101 to 102 F (38 to 39 C) and may last for 3 to 5 days, but higher fevers are unusual unless bronchitis is caused[]

  • Pneumonia

    Duration of sputum production (days). In‐patient sputum weight. Duration of leukocytosis (days). Change in leukocyte count. Mean leukocyte count.[] BACKGROUND: Pneumothorax occasionally develops in patients with interstitial pneumonia (IP) and is often intractable.[] Samples were collected from two secondary cases and two close contacts with fever.[]

  • Asthma

    In patients with bronchitis and bronchiectasis, symptoms include chronic cough and sputum production.[] Overall, three cases of pneumothorax and two cases of pneumorrhachis were reported.[] Acetaminophen is a widely used medication for the treatment of pain and fever in children and pregnant women.[]

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