Opportunistic pneumonia: A systematic approach

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Pulmonary infections in patients with compromised immune function are being seen with greater and greater frequency. Evaluating the immunocompromised patient with pulmonary infiltrates can be frustrating, due to the variety of infectious and noninfectious processes that can produce these infiltrates. Although the radiographic findings rarely provide a specific diagnosis, by combining information from the history, physical examination and laboratory studies with the radiographic findings one can significantly narrow the range of possible differential diagnoses. This will allow for a more rational selection of further diagnostic tests and provides guidance in therapeutic decisions. This article will discuss the important findings from patient history and physical examination, as well as from laboratory and radiographic studies, as they apply to the evaluation of the immunocompromised patient with pulmonary infiltrates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)185-197
Number of pages13
JournalPostgraduate Radiology
Volume10
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990

Fingerprint

Pneumonia
Immunocompromised Host
Lung
Physical Examination
Routine Diagnostic Tests
Differential Diagnosis
History
Infection
Therapeutics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

Cite this

Opportunistic pneumonia : A systematic approach. / Conces, D. J.

In: Postgraduate Radiology, Vol. 10, No. 3, 01.01.1990, p. 185-197.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{857c286c00124af193eefb857fbe8922,
title = "Opportunistic pneumonia: A systematic approach",
abstract = "Pulmonary infections in patients with compromised immune function are being seen with greater and greater frequency. Evaluating the immunocompromised patient with pulmonary infiltrates can be frustrating, due to the variety of infectious and noninfectious processes that can produce these infiltrates. Although the radiographic findings rarely provide a specific diagnosis, by combining information from the history, physical examination and laboratory studies with the radiographic findings one can significantly narrow the range of possible differential diagnoses. This will allow for a more rational selection of further diagnostic tests and provides guidance in therapeutic decisions. This article will discuss the important findings from patient history and physical examination, as well as from laboratory and radiographic studies, as they apply to the evaluation of the immunocompromised patient with pulmonary infiltrates.",
author = "Conces, {D. J.}",
year = "1990",
month = "1",
day = "1",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "10",
pages = "185--197",
journal = "Postgraduate Radiology",
issn = "0273-0278",
number = "3",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Opportunistic pneumonia

T2 - A systematic approach

AU - Conces, D. J.

PY - 1990/1/1

Y1 - 1990/1/1

N2 - Pulmonary infections in patients with compromised immune function are being seen with greater and greater frequency. Evaluating the immunocompromised patient with pulmonary infiltrates can be frustrating, due to the variety of infectious and noninfectious processes that can produce these infiltrates. Although the radiographic findings rarely provide a specific diagnosis, by combining information from the history, physical examination and laboratory studies with the radiographic findings one can significantly narrow the range of possible differential diagnoses. This will allow for a more rational selection of further diagnostic tests and provides guidance in therapeutic decisions. This article will discuss the important findings from patient history and physical examination, as well as from laboratory and radiographic studies, as they apply to the evaluation of the immunocompromised patient with pulmonary infiltrates.

AB - Pulmonary infections in patients with compromised immune function are being seen with greater and greater frequency. Evaluating the immunocompromised patient with pulmonary infiltrates can be frustrating, due to the variety of infectious and noninfectious processes that can produce these infiltrates. Although the radiographic findings rarely provide a specific diagnosis, by combining information from the history, physical examination and laboratory studies with the radiographic findings one can significantly narrow the range of possible differential diagnoses. This will allow for a more rational selection of further diagnostic tests and provides guidance in therapeutic decisions. This article will discuss the important findings from patient history and physical examination, as well as from laboratory and radiographic studies, as they apply to the evaluation of the immunocompromised patient with pulmonary infiltrates.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0025106085&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0025106085&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:0025106085

VL - 10

SP - 185

EP - 197

JO - Postgraduate Radiology

JF - Postgraduate Radiology

SN - 0273-0278

IS - 3

ER -