Mother reveals her 11-month-old girl's strange 'grunting' cough was deadly pneumonia and SEPSIS

Louise Wood, of Merseyside, panicked when her baby, Clara, was rushed to hospital after she sought advice with NHS 111. She battled the deadly condition for a week.
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Publication date: Available online 14 June 2019Source: Respiratory Medicine Case ReportsAuthor(s): Takashi Ishiguro, Keisuke Matsuo, Shinya Fujii, Noboru TakayanagiAbstractA 58-year-old man with previous myocardial infarction presented to our hospital with fever, cough, and dyspnea. PCR testing with nasopharyngeal swabs confirmed influenza virus infection, and enhanced computed tomography and transthoracic echocardiography revealed bilateral ground-glass opacities and consolidation, deep venous thrombosis, acute pulmonary artery embolism, and acute arterial embolism that appeared to originate from thrombus in the left vent...
Source: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Respiratory muscle strength declines in certain disease states, leading to impaired cough, reduced airway clearance and an increased risk of aspiration pneumonia. Respiratory muscle training may therefore reduce this risk.
Source: Physiotherapy - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: Systematic review Source Type: research
Conclusions: Patients with FPF can present with a wide variety of clinical features. Most HRCT scans of these patients exhibit patterns not typical of usual interstitial pneumonia. The family history of fibrotic lung diseases should be investigated in all patients under suspicion, regardless of their age.RESUMO Objetivo: Descrever as caracter ísticas clínicas, funcionais e radiológicas de um grupo de casos índice diagnosticados com fibrose pulmonar familiar (FPF) no Brasil. Métodos: Trinta e cinco pacientes com FPF (18 mulheres; 51,4%), com mediana de idade de 66,0 anos (variaç&ati...
Source: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionLegionnaires' disease in Taiwan frequently present with extrapulmonary manifestations. Patients with hemodynamic instability that need vasopressor therapy associated with mortality.
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
BOSTON (CBS) — When your child is coughing, it can be hard, even for a doctor, to distinguish between a cold or something more serious but researchers in Australia were able to reliably pinpoint the cause of a child’s cough using a smartphone app. Kids cough all the time, often from the common cold or seasonal allergies but sometimes it’s more serious like pneumonia. Kids may be misdiagnosed or treated unnecessarily with antibiotics or other medications because it’s often hard to tell what their coughing is about. Researchers were able to train speech recognition technology to recognize different co...
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Discussion Facial nerve palsy has been known for centuries, but in 1821 unilateral facial nerve paralysis was described by Sir Charles Bell. Bell’s palsy (BP) is a unilateral, acute facial paralysis that is clinically diagnosed after other etiologies have been excluded by appropriate history, physical examination and/or laboratory testing or imaging. Symptoms include abnormal movement of facial nerve. It can be associated with changes in facial sensation, hearing, taste or excessive tearing. The right and left sides are equally affected but bilateral BP is rare (0.3%). Paralysis can be complete or incomplete at prese...
Source: - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
ConclusionsMesalazine-induced HP has been scarcely described in the literature. This Case indicates that HP is a rare but real entity in UC patients on continuous oral mesalazine treatment; its possibility should also be considered when unexplained respiratory symptoms develop during therapy. Amelioration of symptoms, imaging, and lung function improvement seem to occur only upon the abrupt drug discontinuation.
Source: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 27 May 2019Source: Respiratory Medicine Case ReportsAuthor(s): Takafumi Yamaya, Hwang Moon Hee, Takayuki Aoyagi, Tatsuya Ogimoto, Naoki Yamada, Ryoichi Ishikawa, Erika Nakai, Kenta Nishi, Chie Yoshimura, Yasuo NishizakaAbstractImmune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) have been used to treat lung cancer. Several types of ICI-related interstitial lung diseases have been reported, including organizing pneumonia, non-specific interstitial pneumonia, and diffuse alveolar damage. However, pembrolizumab-associated bronchiolitis requiring treatment for persistent cough has not yet been reported. Here,...
Source: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Authors: Orimo M, Kondo M, Takeyama K, Abe K, Miyoshi A, Honda N, Ichikawa A, Takeuchi K, Tagaya E Abstract A 33-year-old woman presented with a productive cough from childhood. She had suffered from repeated bacterial pneumonia. Her clinical and imaging findings revealed chronic sinusitis, bronchiectasis and situs inversus. We suspected primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) and performed a bronchial mucosal biopsy. The ciliary beat pattern according to high-speed video microscopy was complete loss. Electron microscopic findings of cilia showed defect of outer dynein arm (ODA). A genetic examination detected compound he...
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Numerous patients are diagnosed with mild conditions after work-up in the emergency department, however a broad diagnostic approach is required by junior clinicians given the possibility of more worrying diagnoses. An analysis of specific markers used by junior clinicians to aid differential diagnosis shows that not all signs and symptoms are required to make common diagnoses. For example, the absence of a documented fever, raised CRP or both, does not rule out significant infection in the case of pneumonia, urinary tract infection and cellulitis. This audit contributes to understanding the case-mix within the...
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research
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