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Non caseating Granulomas and inflammation of alveoli, small bronchi and small blood vessels
Pediatric with barking cough, stridor
viral croup (Tx w/ racemic epi and glucocorticosteroids if stridor at rest)
Fever, cough, sputum. Crackles, decreased breath sounds, dullness to percussion, +egophony, pectoriloquy. CXR - infiltrates or consolidation
<35 yo, college students. Fever, cough, +/- sputum, chills, muscle aches
Mycoplasma or chlamydia pneumonia
PNA & HIV+, AIDS, Immunocompromised. Sx out of proportion to exam. Diffuse interstitial & alveolar infiltrates
Pneumocystis jerovecii (TMP-SMX = Drug of choice)
PNA & decreased mental status, poor dental hygiene, dentures, foul smelling sputum, bronchiectasis. Patchy infiltrates in dependant lung zones
Pediatric with Hx recurrent lung infections, pancreatitis, reproductive problems, FTT, thick, green sputum
Cystic fibrosis (Staph & Pseudomonal infections usually cause of death)
Stab wound or broken ribs, hyperresonance to percussion, decreased breath sounds, tympany
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