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Recurring Bronchial Infections
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
My husband had pneuomonia. Went back to dr today. Still residual left from infection. On X-ray the dr could not see all of bronchial tube. Cancet?
Pneumonia: If they scoped you it was probably to look for some foreign material that might be plugging an airway or to get access to an area so they could get a specimen from. Streptoccus is a family of germs, many of which are causes of infections. Streptococcus pneumonia is a common cause of pneumonia. It is generally responsive to many antibiotics. ...Read more
My husband had pneuomonia. Went back to dr today. Still residual left from infection. Dr could not see bronchial tube. Bronscopy. Cancet?
Ask the doctor: Traces of pneumonia will show for weeks even after treatment. The appearance on x-ray resolves slowly. However, I am not sure what the doctor meant if he could not see the bronchial tube, so you should ask that doctor. It may be under or over exposure of the x-ray leading to unclear picture or maybe the residual pneumonia is in the central region blocking the bronchial tube. Just ask again. ...Read more
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