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Atypical Pneumonia Recovery Time
At what ANC level would you cancel chemo for dlbcl patient? Will ongoing pneumonia hinder neutropenia recovery, or does neutropenia worsens pneumonia?
Atypical pneumonia is so called because the causative organisms are not the usual ones associated with most cases of pneumonia. Besides mycoplasma, chlamydia & legionella, many viruses, fungi & protozoa can cause atypical pneumonia as well. Symptoms & signs can be atypical - dry cough, minimal or no fever, absence of lobar consolidation or leucocytosis etc. ...Read more
Walking pneumonia: This is not a good medical term and is used to describe patients with pulmonary parenchymal infections that do not require hospitalization. It can be caused by many different microorganisms and more often than not, these are not transmissible from person to person unless in very close contact. An example would be atypical pneumonia due to mycoplasma pneumoniae, often person to person in school. ...Read more
58y woman with brain injury, history of CHF and aspiration pneumonia. High fever, "extensive double pneumonia". O2 sats dropping. Odds of survival?
Daily multidisciplinary rounds to implement the ventilator bundle decreases ventilator-associated pneumonia in trauma patients: but does it affect outcome?
92yo liver failure, severe jaundice labored breathing nausea emotionally given up dnr, likelihood of surviving the weekend? Doc wouldn't say
Only God knows.: But with the symptoms you've described, she has end stage liver failure and she wouldn't live long on earth. Average life span of people in developed countries is 75-80 years. Here's the overall picture - all of us are just passing through in this worldl. God bless her on her way to eternity! ...Read more
Are there different types of lung abscess? Bacterial/fungal after pnuemonia & flu a? How is the recovery after lung damage in 21yr old ventil' patient
All those and more: There are various types of lung abscesses, most due to a bacteria. In a vent dependent patient the recovery depends on multiple factors such as reason on a vent, length of time vent dependent, type of bacteria, size of abscess, etc. Chance of having a resistant bacterial infection in a vent dependent patient is much higher. Iv antibiotics, perc drainage, and in severe cases, surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Recovering viral myocarditis -smaller areas of hypokinesia each time on mri-carry what risks?
Are the risks mainly associated with acute myocarditis?
Acute vs long term: A myocarditis is an inflammation of the heart muscle, often triggered by a virus, but not always. In an early myocarditis the muscle could fail with a fatal result.If you are recovering this puts you into the better outcome category.The heart muscle can heal up to a certain level and meds can help it along.Your level of function can be very good or less so.Only time will tell. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After severe viral bronchitis meds done, still major sinus drainage & choking, with air sensitivity. Is this normal recovery or new sinus condition?
Anxious re: toddlers bronchoscopy/endoscopy on tues.Chronic wet, junky, chest cough. (14 months long)some atelectasis. Stunted growth. Possible causes?!
Pt Dx'd with aspiration pneumonia. On antibiotic IV for 2 days now disc. Pt. has occasional bronchial sounding cough. Is pt pneumonia free?
Hopefully : Whoever made the diagnosis treated you first on an inpatient basis with IV mess and then decided that you could be treated on an outpatient basis safely. The fact that you have a cough is not a sufficient criteria of cure or not. Talk to your doc. If not satisfied make a virtual consult with me. ...Read more
87-year-old mother sleeps 90 percent of the time; recuperating from pneumonia, c diff and uti. Is this sleeping problem normal?
No, not normal: I answered another question about your mother elsewhere. There are hypoactive deliriums where the person sleeps a lot when systemically ill. She need to be seen, or a doctor needs to come see her to check status of the treatments she's receiving. If she's on any sedating medicines, the effects may be much stronger when physically ill than they would otherwise. Please contact her doctor today. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Lymphocytes 12.6. Levaquin (levofloxacin) course last month.Wbc is 7.2. Lung nodules, lympadenopathy in chest and abdomen.EBV lab 2.80. Sed rate 21. Virus? Concerns?
Lymphadenopathy: I am really concerned about your lymphadenopathy in the chest and abdomen along with pulmonary nodules Please see a hematologist for further evaluation Do you have other nodes like in the neck or axilla? ...Read more
How much time take respiratory recovery in Gillian-Bere syndrome . My baby is on ventilator machine from 7 days and patialay recover leg weakness..
Mgt: It is an encouraging sign that the leg muscle strength is returning. The respiratory muscles will typically gain strength also and allow your child's physicians to wean her gradually from the vent. ...Read more
Was treated for bronchitis in hospiral. Oral meds done. Shortness of breath, cough with mucus ramping back up. Ride it out?
Stay out of: hospital, this time around, by seeking medical attention earlier rather than later. ...Read more
How long will cough last after pneumonia that required 1 week hospital...Also is lack of appetite normal?
Weeks to months: When the lungs are inflammed from bacteria or virus it takes our bodies a period of time to get rid of the fluid and cells (that we are able to see on xray, consolidation) and inhave seen cough for 6+ weeks, you need to continue your treatments. And the appetite loss comes from meds, cough, weight loss and your body workin to clear all this up. Even if not hungry you must eat so body can fight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An elderly man had pneumonia & was on ABs with signs of improvement warranting cessation of ABs. Could a lingering infection exist without an acute decline in his condition over the next week? WBC same CRP rising again. Xrays unclear-pleural effusion
Yes it can: It is indeed possible for a chest infection to continue beyond the course of antibiotics especially if the antibiotic was not the correct choice to begin with. If his CRP is rising then it means ongoing inflammation. It is possible that he is developing pleuritis and a parapneumonic effusion. The best option would be to obtain sputum cultures to see if he warrants another cause of antibiotics ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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