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Doctor insights on: Fungal Pneumonia Symptoms

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Fungal pneumonia from cats?

Fungal pneumonia from cats?

Not likely: Cats carry several organisms transmissible to humans, but fungal infection would not be a common occurrence. ...Read more

Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

An inflammation of the lungs, most ...Read more


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How is fungal pneumonia blastomycosis treated?

How is fungal pneumonia blastomycosis treated?

See below: Blastomycosis is a fungal infection that occurs in the eastern 1/3 of the us. It is usually a pulmonary infection. Treatment is with antifungal agents. Azoles-ketoconazole, itraconazole, Fluconazole and voriconazole are usually used. Life threatening or central nervous system infections are treated with liposomal amphotericin b. ...Read more

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How does one treat fungal pneumonia blastomycosis?

How does one treat fungal pneumonia blastomycosis?

Anti fungal agents: Treatment depends on whether the disease is confined to the lungs and whether it is severe or mild. Severe disease and extra-pulmonary disease needs to be treated with amphotericin b, an IV antifungal agent. Milder disease is usually treated with an oral drug called itraconazole which is safe and well tolerated. ...Read more

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Is there a way to identify fungal pneumonia or one caused by protozoa, without bronchoscopy, if one can't cough a mucus sample out for testing?

Is there a way to identify fungal pneumonia or one caused by protozoa, without bronchoscopy, if one can't cough a mucus sample out for testing?

Potentially: You could try a hypertonic saline nebulizer of a mucomyst neb treatment. These 2 drugs will induce a cough and make it easier to cough up a sputum sample. If this doesn't work, bronchoscopy is your best option. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about latent infections tb, pneumonia, and fungal infections?

Can you tell me about latent infections tb, pneumonia, and fungal infections?

3 different issues: Latent TB may present many different ways, as lung or skin issues or even as an incidental find on a routine xray. Annual ppds should find it if positive. Tb is a fungus mycobacterium and may be transmitted person to person via resp pathway or via birds as in mai you should see an md for testing if concerned. ...Read more

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My friend was recently in the hospital for fungal pnuemonia. Does this mean he has AIDS? I hope not;dont want my friend to die

My friend was recently in the hospital for fungal pnuemonia. Does this mean he has AIDS? I hope not;dont want my friend to die

Fungal pneumonia: can be due to immunodeficiency or other causes, we cannot guess what your friend has, it is up to your friend to tell anyone whether he has AIDS, and it isn't a death sentence anymore, treatment is available ...Read more

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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

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 more

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Can symptoms of pneumonia last for months?

Can symptoms of pneumonia last for months?

Yes, some: Some lung infections may take weeks to months to heal. Recovery can vary widely depending on someones age, degree & type of infection and other medical issues. In general each week your symptoms should be better than the last. Intense symptoms including fever & trouble breathing should not be prolonged and indicate need for immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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What are some classic signs, symptoms of pneumonia?

What are some classic signs, symptoms of pneumonia?

Classics: Classic pneumonia signs include fever, productive cough, shortness of breath, fatigue and pain when you take a deep breath. ...Read more

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Which symptoms should I look for when determining if I have pneumonia?

Cough & fever: It can be difficult to tell the difference between pneumonia and less severe infections, but pneumonia typically is more severe with more cough, mucous production and fevers. Bronchitis tends to be more mild, but if you have underlying COPD or other lung disease it may be more difficult to tell. A chest xray/physical exam can help distinguish, and you may need antibiotics. Would see a doc. ...Read more

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What are bad symptoms of bronchitis and pneumonia?

What are bad symptoms of bronchitis and pneumonia?

Possibilities...: Both pneumonia and acute bronchitis are caused by infections. Symptoms that are worrisome include high fever, shortness of breath, hemoptysis (coughing blood). These symptoms would warrant an evaluation by your doctor. Also, if symptoms are worsening, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of pneumonia in adults in group homes?

What are symptoms of pneumonia in adults in group homes?

See below: Congested cough, generalized weakness, decreased appetite, fever, and change of personality. Not everyone gets same symptoms. The earlier you detect the better treatment respond this person gets. ...Read more

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Common symptoms of walking pneumonia?

Common symptoms of walking pneumonia?

Cough, fatigue: Cough is the main symptom, and fatigue and aches can also be there. Fever, chest pain, shortness of breath and sputum (mucus) production are not so prominent. ...Read more

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What is the symptoms of walking pneumonia?

What is the symptoms of walking pneumonia?

Mild pneumonia: Symptoms of walking pneumonia can include cough, chest pain, sometimes shortness of breath, low grade fever, symptoms days to weeks, not severele ill. Usually mild illness without hospitalization caused by organism called mycoplasma. May take weeks to completely heal. ...Read more

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How can newborn have symptoms of pneumonia?

How can newborn have symptoms of pneumonia?

Germ entry, inhaled: An infants transition to air breathing is marked by exposure to some interesting risks. When the bag of waters opens, germs from the moms anus & genitals can travel up & into that fluid & begin to grow. If labor is long, they may get into the mouth or lungs, or enter the lungs with the first breath. If baby passes poo before birth, it can enter the lungs the same way. All can trigger pneumonia. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of walking pneumonia?

What are common symptoms of walking pneumonia?

Cough and fever: Walking pneumonia is basically a pneumonia that is not so severe that it requires hospitalization for most people. A common cause of walking pneumonia is mycoplasma; a bacteria that responds well to antibiotics in the Erythromycin family. Common symptoms include cough, fever, and shortness of breath. See your doctor if you have these symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of interstitial pneumonia?

What are the symptoms of interstitial pneumonia?

Similar to pneumonia: Interstitial pneumonia just refers to a specific x ray pattern of lung inflammation. It may be either related to infection or an inflammatory disease of the lung. Symptoms are similar to other lung diseases and include shortness of breath, with exertion or without) and cough ( often without much sputum production), there maybe constitutional symptoms like fever, and fatigue. ...Read more