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246 Possible Causes for Productive Cough, Purulent Sputum, Tuberculosis

  • Acute Bronchitis

    Of the 784 physicians who answered the questions on bronchitis, 662 preferred antibiotic therapy in acute bronchitis with purulent sputum (84.6%), 610 on uncertain diagnosis[] cough.[] In 1897, British citizen Charles Stevens went to South Africa hoping to cure himself of tuberculosis.[]

  • Pneumonia

    sputum which may be blood-stained or rust-coloured, breathlessness, fever, malaise.[] She had started taking the TNFI, golimumab (50 mg/month), 3 years before and developed a productive cough 4 weeks before this admission.[] The continuous development of drug-resistant tuberculosis in recent years has brought new attention to tuberculosis. linezolid is usually used to treat infection in patients[]

  • Bacterial Pneumonia

    On Day 12, we detected Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the sputum, even though we did not previously detect any acid-fast bacilli, and started anti-tuberculosis drugs, such[] ., the presence of purulent sputum or suspected presence of bacterial pathogens in clinical specimens.[] Symptoms can range from mild to severe and include a productive cough, fever, chills, and difficulty breathing.[]

  • Pulmonary Actinomycosis

    It usually has an occult beginning but ultimately symptoms in the form of progressive weakness, low-grade fever, weight loss, cough with purulent sputum, breathlessness on[] We report the case of an HIV-seropositive patient with a two-week history of fever, a productive cough, and pleuritic chest pain.[] A number of associated opportunistic infections have been observed as a result of suppression of T cell-mediated immunity, the most frequent being tuberculosis.[]

  • Pneumonic Plague

    The production of bloody, watery or purulent sputum along with gastrointestinal symptoms may also occur.[] All the 12 cases, including the index patient, experienced sudden onset of fever, headache, and productive coughing with bloody sputum. Three of them died.[] Using existing tuberculosis guidelines as a model and in conjunction with epidemiological and clinical features of pneumonic plague, the authors describe the importance of[]

  • Legionnaires' Disease

    sputum and often chest pain and a localized infiltrate on chest X-ray .[] History of productive cough, involvement of both lungs, and high bacterial load were independently associated with culture of Legionella from lower respiratory samples.[] Levels of adenosine deaminase (ADA) activity in pleural fluid 40 IU/L have a high sensitivity (81-100%) and specificity (83-100%) for tuberculosis.[]

  • Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis

    A 30-year-old male with progressively worsening dyspnea and non-productive cough for one year.[] Rarely, it may be associated with tuberculosis.[] A 72-year-old Japanese woman presented to our hospital with a one-year history of productive cough and progressive dyspnea.[]

  • Lung Abscess

    The three diseases are clinically characterized by; 1- Fever (mild, moderate, high). 2- Toxemia (mild, moderate, severe). 3- Purulent sputum production (for short or long[] 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.[] Interferon-γ release assays and other special tests have recently been proven highly valuable for diagnostic of tuberculosis.[]

  • Melioidosis

    Acute melioidosis, which can be fatal, is characterized by fever, chills, cough, bloody and purulent sputum, diarrhea, and abdominal pain.[] They presented with fever, rigors, dyspnea, fatigue, diaphoresis, productive cough, and skin abscesses. Six of the seven patients were also hyponatremic.[] This report emphasizes an unusual presentation of melioidosis and the diagnostic challenge posed by its clinical similarity to tuberculosis.[]

  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

    A 40 year old woman presented to the emergency department with fever, dyspnoea, and coughing purulent sputum.[] Signs and Symptoms That Suggest Specific Causes of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Signs/symptoms Possible cause Most common Productive cough, fever, pleuritic chest pain[] Anti-tumor necrosis factor α (anti-TNFα) agents increase the risk of tuberculosis (TB), but cases are rarely fatal.[]

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