A 75-year-old female with hemoptysis and recurrent respiratory infections

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dc.contributor.author Diab, Khalil
dc.contributor.author Baker, Mary S.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-13T12:59:08Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-13T12:59:08Z
dc.date.copyright 2013 en_US
dc.date.issued 2019-02-13
dc.identifier.issn 2090-6439 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/10034
dc.description.abstract This paper describes the case of a 75-year-old female who presented with significant hemoptysis over a 7–10 day period. She had a history of a left lower lobectomy 10 years prior for a “lung abscess.” She subsequently had multiple episodes of cough, fevers, and possible pneumonia treated with multiple courses of Amoxicillin and Amoxicillin/Clavulanate. Review of her chest CT upon presentation to the hospital showed a large necrotic lingular infiltrate, which had been progressively increasing in size over at least one year. Bronchoscopy showed a yellowish, soft round body in the superior lingular subsegment. Endobronchial and transbronchial biopsies showed actinomyces species. This is a very interesting case of indolent actinomycosis which we suspect had a very slow progressive course secondary to the multiple courses of antibiotics that the patient was treated with. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title A 75-year-old female with hemoptysis and recurrent respiratory infections en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SOM en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201900605 en_US
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Case Reports in Critical Care en_US
dc.journal.volume 2013 en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/832306 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Baker, M. S., & Diab, K. (2013). A 75-Year-Old Female with Hemoptysis and Recurrent Respiratory Infections. Case reports in critical care, 2013. en_US
dc.author.email khalil.diab@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://www.hindawi.com/journals/cricc/2013/832306/abs/ en_US
dc.note Case Report en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9255-7575 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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