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Less common and tropical respiratory tract infections

Wei Shen Lim

in Acute Respiratory Infections

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Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199588084
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191739668 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199588084.003.0010

Series: Oxford Respiratory Medicine Library

Less common and tropical respiratory tract infections

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Pulmonary actinomycosis has a world-wide distribution and may resemble lung cancer or tuberculosis - Tuberculosis may present as an acute pneumonia, especially in countries with high rates of tuberculosis - In countries where Burkholderia pseudomallaei (‘melioidosis’) is endemic, it is a common cause of severe community acquired pneumonia (CAP) that is not always covered by initial empirical antibiotics recommended for CAP in non-endemic areas - Most pneumonias associated with malaria are secondary bacterial pneumonias - A dry cough and non-specific chest x-ray changes are common in acute schistosomiasis.

Chapter.  2865 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology ; Infectious Diseases

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