Can LRTI occur while being treated for viral URTI?
A PA/LAT chest xray reveals a left lower lobe consolidation representative of pneumonia. How would you treat her?
She is mostly having bacterial pneumonia.
Lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) is common after viral upper respiratory tract infection (URTI).
And bacterial infection is the most common cause for LRTI.
Since she is having consolidation on chest x ray with fever and mild breathlessness, possibility of bacterial pneumonia is more in her case.
So she needs antibiotic treatment.
She should get done sputum culture and sensitivity report for identification of causative bacteria and starting of appropriate antibiotic treatment.
So consult pulmonologist and discuss all these and start appropriate antibiotic treatment.
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Wishing her good health.
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