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slowly resolving pneumonia

A 12-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Mcgraw
27 years experience Family Medicine
Get seen again: This needs further evaluation symptoms should not be that bad for that long. May have had more then one infection or weakened immune system may have p ... Read More
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Dr. Jonathan Blank
30 years experience Anesthesiology
Concern : I would be quite concerned. I would take back to MD and get infectious disease work up, and be seen hematologist/oncology doc. Chronic cough and fati ... Read More
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Dr. James Bottiggi
46 years experience Pediatrics
Needs reevaluation: Weight loss is concerning; needs CXR; lab work
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: This can occur in association with pneumonia. It typically will resolve within six weeks. In the meantime, monitor your temperature, stay well hydrat ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Schuller
44 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: It is common to have areas of scarification after a severe pneumonia. Fortunately it is usually a small area of the lung that is asymptomatic that res ... Read More
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Dr. Carol Van der Harst
34 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Perhaps: After a severe infection of the lung, the chest x-ray may be altered. Fibrosis of lung implies something else (such as a genetic or rheumatologic co ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Probably : They should resolve within 6-12 weeks. If persistent, ask you doctor if a follow up X-ray is needed. Hope this helps!
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Not from prior illns: People can get sepsis from a variety of germs, some more aggressive and rapid in their effect than others. The resolution of your prior pneumonia unde ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dmitry Rakita
Specializes in Radiology
Likely ok: Radiographic resolution of pneumonia is typically slower than (lags behind) clinical resolution. What does the report impression say?
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A male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Find the cause: It is not related to the illness in January, or if it is, you may have vertebral osteomyelitis.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Evaluation: Rinse nasal passages with saline and keep well hydrated. Monitor for fever and if you have prolonged cough > 3 weeks or chest discomfort, please se ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Immunizations: Ten days is a bit long to be complaining of pain from immunizations. See your doctor to make sure you don't have an infection.
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A female asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience Infectious Disease
Watch closely: In many cases, a person getting over the flu, develop a what is called a secondary pneumonia. This occurs when the respiratory lining, damaged by the ... Read More
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