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459 Possible Causes for Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Sputum Production

  • Bacterial Pneumonia

    The primary outcome was early clinical response, defined as an improvement in at least two of four symptoms (cough, chest pain, sputum production, dyspnoea) with no worsening[] Tuberculosis 12 24% Fungal infection 4 8% Foreign body 1 2% Table 2: Organisms Causing Bacterial Pneumonia Organisms Number (n 18) Percentage (%) Pneumococci 10 55.[] This results in the production of the rust-colored, purulent sputum classically seen in pneumococcal pneumonia.[]

  • Silicotuberculosis

    In June 2009 (16 months later), the patient was admitted to the hospital for the third time because of a 10-day history of coughing, sputum production, dyspnoea, fever, and[] It is concluded that this is an effective means of treatment for pulmonary tuberculosis in patients with silicosis as well as in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis only,[] Occuptional history: Working in sand filtration segment in brick production unit.[]

  • Silicosis

    production.[] We report the case of silicosis in a 50-year-old woman that presented with pulmonary fibrosis and later developed pulmonary tuberculosis.[] The first case of silicosis, initially complicated by pulmonary tuberculosis, which later developed into advanced lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma of the lung is reported.[]

  • Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia

    Documentation guidelines Physical changes: Breath sounds, breathing patterns, sputum production Nutritional status: Appetite, body weight, food tolerance Complications, changes[] tuberculosis, or confirmed bacterial pneumonia.[] Findings suggesting a diagnosis other than PCP included purulent sputum production, wheezing and radiographs with evidence of focal infiltrates, pleural infusion or adenopathy[]

  • Anthracosis

    Symptoms can include cough, with or without mucous (sputum) production, or chest tightness. Many patients complain of shortness of breath.[] CONCLUSION: Prevalence of pulmonary tuberculosis was higher among those with bronchial stenosis (P 0.05).[] Patients may report some sputum production with simple CWP but this can be transient.[]

  • 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[] Rust colored – usually caused by pneumococcal bacteria (in pneumonia), pulmonary embolism, lung cancer or pulmonary tuberculosis.[] […] disease, pneumonia, tuberculosis, lung malignancy).[]

  • Pulmonary Actinomycosis

    production.[] Pulmonary involvement, other than cervicofacially or abdominopelvically, is uncommon and often leads to a misdiagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis or lung cancer.[] The infection presents with slowly progressive non-specific symptoms such as cough, sputum production, breathing difficulties, and chest pain.[]

  • Pneumonia

    Duration of sputum production (days). In‐patient sputum weight. Duration of leukocytosis (days). Change in leukocyte count. Mean leukocyte count.[] […] in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis and pneumonia, for it has good effects on Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and has strong antibacterial activity on the drug-resistant[] Pneumonia can first feel like a cold or the flu, but will often result in symptoms like a high fever, shaking, chills, and a cough with increased sputum production.[]

  • Pulmonary Cryptococcosis

    The majority of patients with pulmonary cryptococcosis are asymptomatic or simply report cough, scant sputum production, fever, dyspnoea and chest pain ,,, indistinguishable[] It is more frequently associated with immuno-suppressed conditions especially acquired immuno-deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB).[] The clinical features that were associated with the pulmonary cryptococcosis were the production of purulent and bloody sputum, and fever.[]

  • Pneumoconiosis

    Patients may report some sputum production with simple CWP but this can be transient.[] This case highlights the importance of obtaining a detailed occupational history in tuberculosis endemic area, as pulmonary tuberculosis is a great mimicker of other respiratory[] Symptoms can include cough , with or without mucous (sputum) production, or chest tightness. Many patients complain of shortness of breath .[]

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