Nonresolving pneumonia

Fayez Kheir, Tamim Hamdi, Walid Khayr, Shadi Latta

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Abstract

A 58-year-old man admitted for evaluation of weight loss and dry cough. Initially, he was diagnosed with community-acquired pneumonia. Despite receiving antibiotics, his clinical status deteriorated and was intubated. Fiber optic bronchoscopy revealed a significant amount of mucopurulent secretions. Bronchoalveolar lavage showed marked amount of sulfur granules identified on stain. Microbiology culture was compatible with Actinomyces israelii. Pulmonary actinomycosis is a rare but important and challenging diagnosis to make. It presents with wide spectrum of clinical and radiologic characteristics. Failure to recognize the disease early may result in drastic complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAmerican Journal of Therapeutics
Volume18
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2011

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Actinomycosis
Actinomyces
Bronchoscopy
Bronchoalveolar Lavage
Microbiology
Sulfur
Cough
Weight Loss
Pneumonia
Coloring Agents
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Lung

Keywords

  • bilateral lung infiltrates
  • dry cough
  • pulmonary actinomycosis
  • weight loss

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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Nonresolving pneumonia. / Kheir, Fayez; Hamdi, Tamim; Khayr, Walid; Latta, Shadi.

In: American Journal of Therapeutics, Vol. 18, No. 5, 09.2011.

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Kheir, Fayez ; Hamdi, Tamim ; Khayr, Walid ; Latta, Shadi. / Nonresolving pneumonia. In: American Journal of Therapeutics. 2011 ; Vol. 18, No. 5.
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