Recurrent pseudomonal pneumonia in a young immunocompetent adult - something fishy?

K. Saravu, K. Naha, C. Mukhopadhyay, R. Balasubramanian

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Abstract

Community-acquired pneumonia due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa typically occurs in patients with pre-existing lung disease and immunocompromised individuals. We report the case of a previously healthy young adult who presented with recurrent episodes of pneumonia due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa complicated by pleural effusion. Careful and extensive evaluation ultimately revealed the unusual reason behind the patient's illness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)263-265
Number of pages3
JournalAustralasian Medical Journal
Volume4
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10-06-2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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