Consolidating bacterial pneumonia

Subsequently, the oxygen requirement increased and the patient needed mechanical ventilation.

A CT scan was performed and showed a wide area of bilateral lung consolidation and bilateral pleural effusion (Figure 1).

Antibiotic therapy was started with Ceftazidim, Claritromicin, and Teicoplanin.

Pericardial effusions are generally of small entity and usually disappear under treatment of the infectious underlying lung disease.A possible explanation is related to a sympathetic pericardial effusion secondary to an adjacent infectious process [3] or is amenable to the involvement of common lymphatic channels in the left hemi-thorax draining the left pleural cavity and the pericardial space.In effect Li [5] described a connection between parietal pleural lymphatics and the pleural spaces via stomas and Riquet et al.Chest X-ray showed a bilateral pleural effusion and lung consolidation on the right para cardiac border.Laboratory data revealed leucocitosis (/mmc) with neutrophilia (75%) and increased values of CRP (24,4 mg/d L), procalcitonine (1,7 ng/m L), and NT-pro BNP (3.331 pg/m L).The most common causes of lower respiratory disease in weanlings include 1) opportunistic bacterial pneumonia (Streptococcus zooepidemicus is the most common), 2) Rhodococcus equi pneumonia, 3) bronchointerstitial pneumonia and 4) parasitic pneumonia.


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