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Respiratory problems 

Respiratory problems
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Respiratory problems
Author(s):

David Currow

and Katherine Clark

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198567226.003.0012
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date: 22 February 2020

Community-acquired pneumonia 264

Pleural effusion 268

Empyema 270

Pneumothorax 272

Tracheo-oesophageal fistula 274

Mediastinitis 276

Large-airway problems 278

Haemoptysis 280

Pneumonitis 282

Lymphangitis carcinomatosis 284

Pneumonia is any infection of the lung parenchyma.

For most people, the source of infection is the oropharynx or aerobic Gram-negative bacilli from the upper GIT....

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