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Approach To Pneumonia

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Approach To Pneumonia

  1. 1. Approach To Pneumonia
  2. 2. Pneumonia • Importance • Mechanism • Classification & its benefit • Diagnosis • Treatment
  3. 3. Pneumonia • Importance Major cause of morbidity & mortality • Mechanism Aspiration of oropharyngeal organisms Dose & virulence of organism Immune system
  4. 4. Pneumonia • Importance • Mechanism • Classification & its benefit • Diagnosis • Treatment
  5. 5. Pneumonia • Classification Community Vs Hospital acquired Different spectrum of organism • Diagnosis 1)Clinical symptoms & signs 2)Investigation  lab & radiology
  6. 6. Pneumonia • Treatment Varies according to 1)patient risk factors  chronic diseases immune status previous Antibiotic 2)Community Vs hospital
  7. 7. Pneumonia • Treatment Either one or two Abx • Monitoring Response to Treatment Clinical  days Radiological  Months Always start with clinical
  8. 8. Pneumonia • Causes of non resolving pneumonia 1)Complication  effusion ,abscess 2)Local  obstruction ,compression 3)Wrong Rx  resistant organism 4)Not really a pneumonia

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