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Not everything it looks like is! - regarding a case of pulmonary embolization

Joana Alves Vaz, Sara Morgado.

Abstract
Pulmonary nodules are more frequent nowadays due to CT accuracy. Septic pulmonary embolization is a rare but serious disease. The common causes include intravenous drug use, infective endocarditis, presence of intravascular dispositive such as catheters, pacemakers, periodontal abscess, purulent infection of the skin and soft tissues, liver abscess and less frequent pneumonia.

Authors document a case of an 85-year-old female, admitted to investigating bilateral pulmonary metastasis identified by thoracic CT. During hospitalization she presented fever and respiratory insufficiency, a thoracentesis revealed an empyema and she underwent antibiotic therapy for six weeks with partial recovery.
Patients with septic pulmonary embolism who require critical care, especially those with pneumonia and liver abscess, are associated with high mortality. Early diagnosis, appropriate antibiotic therapy and respiratory support are essential.

Key words: Pulmonary nodules, septic pulmonary embolization, pneumonia


 
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Vaz JA, Morgado S. Not everything it looks like is! - regarding a case of pulmonary embolization. Int J Med Rev Case Rep. 2021; 5(5): 104-105. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.case-of-pulmonary-embolization


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Vaz JA, Morgado S. Not everything it looks like is! - regarding a case of pulmonary embolization. http://www.mdpub.net/?mno=59940 [Access: December 31, 2021]. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.case-of-pulmonary-embolization


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Vaz JA, Morgado S. Not everything it looks like is! - regarding a case of pulmonary embolization. Int J Med Rev Case Rep. 2021; 5(5): 104-105. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.case-of-pulmonary-embolization



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Vaz JA, Morgado S. Not everything it looks like is! - regarding a case of pulmonary embolization. Int J Med Rev Case Rep. (2021), [cited December 31, 2021]; 5(5): 104-105. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.case-of-pulmonary-embolization



Harvard Style

Vaz, J. A. & Morgado, . S. (2021) Not everything it looks like is! - regarding a case of pulmonary embolization. Int J Med Rev Case Rep, 5 (5), 104-105. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.case-of-pulmonary-embolization



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Vaz, Joana Alves, and Sara Morgado. 2021. Not everything it looks like is! - regarding a case of pulmonary embolization. International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports, 5 (5), 104-105. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.case-of-pulmonary-embolization



Chicago Style

Vaz, Joana Alves, and Sara Morgado. "Not everything it looks like is! - regarding a case of pulmonary embolization." International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports 5 (2021), 104-105. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.case-of-pulmonary-embolization



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Vaz, Joana Alves, and Sara Morgado. "Not everything it looks like is! - regarding a case of pulmonary embolization." International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports 5.5 (2021), 104-105. Print. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.case-of-pulmonary-embolization



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Vaz, J. A. & Morgado, . S. (2021) Not everything it looks like is! - regarding a case of pulmonary embolization. International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports, 5 (5), 104-105. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.case-of-pulmonary-embolization