Que faire quand une pneumonie persiste? [How to handle a non-resolving pneumonia?]

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serval:BIB_429660D8230E
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
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Publications
Institution
Title
Que faire quand une pneumonie persiste? [How to handle a non-resolving pneumonia?]
Journal
Revue medicale suisse
Author(s)
Lechartier B., Prella M., Manuel O., Nicod L.P.
ISSN
1660-9379 (Print)
ISSN-L
1660-9379
Publication state
Published
Issued date
16/11/2016
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
12
Number
539
Pages
1942-1947
Language
french
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
Persistent pneumonias are frequent both in hospital and primary care settings. Several parameters have to be taken into account. Firstly the appropriateness of treatment; secondly the immune status of the host; and finally infectious complications need to be ruled out. Several non-infectious diagnoses can mimic a persistent infiltrate, such as neoplastic disorders, organising pneumonias, interstitial disorders and drug - or radiation-induced lung diseases. Uncommon pathogens will not respond to common treatment, for instance atypical bacteria, mycobacteria, fungi including Pneumocystis as well as viruses. Referral to a pulmonologist should be considered to perform a fiberoptic bronchoscopy.

Keywords
Bronchoscopy/methods, Diagnosis, Differential, Humans, Lung Diseases/diagnosis, Pneumonia/diagnosis, Pneumonia/etiology, Pneumonia/therapy
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