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821 Possible Causes for Pleural Effusion, Productive Cough

  • Streptococcal Infection

    The bacteria are present in saliva and nasal discharge so sneezing, coughing and shaking hands can spread the bacteria.[] In patients with empyema or pleural effusion, decreased breath sounds and dullness on percussion are observed.[] In rare cases the infection can also be contracted from contaminated foods including: milk and milk products eggs. Impetigo is highly contagious.[]

  • Pneumonia

    She had started taking the TNFI, golimumab (50 mg/month), 3 years before and developed a productive cough 4 weeks before this admission.[] Following the development of malignant pleural effusion, he underwent chest drainage and was administered intrathoracic talc as a pleurodesis.[] The most common symptoms of pneumonia include productive cough, fever, dyspnea and chest pain.[]

  • Tuberculosis

    A 6-year old male infant from the West Region of Cameroon infected with HIV who presented at a local health center with a 10 days history of productive cough associated with[] The definitive diagnosis was BTB with pleural effusion. Treatment with a quadruple combinational antituberculous therapy was initiated.[] Symptoms include productive cough, fever, weight loss, and malaise.[]

  • Blastomycosis

    We describe a 45-year-old patient who complained of productive cough, hemoptysis, and dorsal rachiodynia.[] Lymphadenopathy and pleural effusions may be uncommonly present. Promoted articles (advertising)[] cough, weight loss Ulcerated skin lesions , lytic bone lesions (systemic disease) Diagnosis : Broad based budding yeast (sputum) Treatment : Itraconazole Amphotericin B Notes[]

  • Lung Abscess

    effusion.[] A 23 year old female with a past history of a lung abscess diagnosed at the age of 13 years presented with recurrent episodes of productive cough.[] Fourteen days after the accident, posttraumatic empyema thoracis and lung abscess developed with clinical presentations of fever, productive cough and right chest pain.[]

  • Pulmonary Anthrax

    effusions on chest x-ray nausea sweats (often drenching) confusion or altered mental status vomiting pallor or cyanosis raised red cell count dyspnoea tachycardia abdominal[] cough nausea and vomiting hemoptysis chest pain gastrointestinal anthrax nausea and vomiting dysentery abdominal pain Physical exam cutaneous anthrax initial lesion is a[] effusion(s).[]

  • Melioidosis

    We report a case of systemic melioidosis in a 58-year-old diabetic, occupationally-unexposed male patient, who presented with chronic fever, sepsis, pneumonia, pleural effusion[] They presented with fever, rigors, dyspnea, fatigue, diaphoresis, productive cough, and skin abscesses. Six of the seven patients were also hyponatremic.[] A 44-year-old Caucasian man developed pneumonia, with bilateral pleural effusions and complicated by a hemodynamically significant pericardial effusion, soon after his return[]

  • Pulmonary Histoplasmosis

    We report the presentation, misdiagnosis, and autopsy findings of a 15-year-old immune-competent boy who presented to our facility with a chronic productive cough, fever,[] Infection with H capsulatum was confirmed by culture of pleural effusion fluid, DNA probe analysis of the pleural fluid culture isolate, urinary Histoplasma antigen detection[] Ultrasound chest confirmed it to be a loculated pleural effusion.[]

  • Pulmonary Cryptococcosis

    When we first examined her, she complained of a productive cough that had lasted for two months.[] In pulmonary cryptococcosis patients, the presence of fever, interstitial abnormalities on CXR or pleural effusion should lead clinicians to suspect disseminated infection[] The majority of patients with pulmonary cryptococcosis are asymptomatic or simply report cough, scant sputum production, fever, dyspnoea and chest pain , , , indistinguishable[]

  • Pulmonary Actinomycosis

    Accordingly, pleurodesis with minocyclin was undertaken, which was fortunately effective for controlling the pleural effusion.[] We report the case of an HIV-seropositive patient with a two-week history of fever, a productive cough, and pleuritic chest pain.[] A 64-year-old male patient presented with a productive cough, bloody sputum, and weight loss.[]

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