Tag Archives: pulmonary infiltrates

Pulmonary Hemorrhage: Recommendation

However, in contrast to aspergillosis infection, hemorrhage due to H capsulatum infection is not usual. A pulmonary-renal syndrome could be postulated in either case, but this is unlikely in view of the clinical recovery in the absence of specific therapy. … Continue reading

Pulmonary Hemorrhage: Conclusion

Pulmonary hemorrhage has been described in association with a number of disorders, including necrotizing pulmonary infection, vasculitis, antibody-mediated disorders, and pulmonary infarction. Often, correction of the underlying disorder results in resolution of the pulmonary hemorrhage. Pulmonary hemorrhage is not commonly … Continue reading

Pulmonary Hemorrhage: Discussion

Despite aggressive diuretic management, subsequent chest radiographs demonstrated progressive diffuse pulmonary air-space disease (Fig 3). Empiric therapy with vancomycin, metronidazole, ceftriaxone, gentamicin, and dihydroxypropoxymethylqua-nine (DHPG) were initiated. Laboratory determinations disclosed the following values: PT, 19.3 s; PTT, 51 s; and … Continue reading

Pulmonary Hemorrhage: Results

A liver biopsy specimen disclosed granulomatous hepatitis, without evidence for AFB or fungal disease. However, symptoms and liver function test abnormalities resolved entirely within 3 weeks of receiving empiric isoniazid, rifampin, and ethambutol. Treatment with these drugs was discontinued 3 … Continue reading

Pulmonary Hemorrhage: Case Reports

The radiographic abnormalities progressed to extensive diffuse bilateral alveolar infiltrates (Fig 1), precipitating respiratory failure requiring intubation and mechanical ventillation. Laboratory data at that time disclosed the following values: hematocrit, 25.3%; prothrombin time (PT), 13.1 s; partial thromboplastin time (PTT), … Continue reading

Pulmonary Hemorrhage

The development of pulmonary infiltrates in individuals infected with human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV) remains a common clinical problem. This presents the clinician with an extensive differential diagnosis with the focus often on infectious etiologies. Pulmonary hemorrhage has been … Continue reading