Chapter 10. Pulmonary Infections in Patients on Chronic Glucocorticoid Treatment

  1. Carlos Agustí1,2 and
  2. Antoni Torres1,2
  1. Ana Rañó2 and
  2. Carlos Agustí1,2

Published Online: 7 JUL 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470714171.ch10

Pulmonary Infection in the Immunocompromised Patient: Strategies for Management

Pulmonary Infection in the Immunocompromised Patient: Strategies for Management

How to Cite

Rañó, A. and Agustí, C. (2009) Pulmonary Infections in Patients on Chronic Glucocorticoid Treatment, in Pulmonary Infection in the Immunocompromised Patient: Strategies for Management (eds C. Agustí and A. Torres), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470714171.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Cap de Servei de Pneumologia i Allèrgia Respiratòria Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

  2. 2

    Institut Clinic de Pneumologia ICPCT, Hospital Clinic, C/Villarroel, 170, 08036 Barcelona, Spain

Author Information

  1. 1

    Cap de Servei de Pneumologia i Allèrgia Respiratòria Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

  2. 2

    Institut Clinic de Pneumologia ICPCT, Hospital Clinic, C/Villarroel, 170, 08036 Barcelona, Spain

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 JUL 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470319574

Online ISBN: 9780470714171

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Keywords:

  • associated inflammatory response in pneumonia;
  • pulmonary infections in patients on chronic GC treatment;
  • glucocorticoids - mechanisms of action;
  • glucocorticoids in immunocompromised patients;
  • fungal pneumonia;
  • glucococorticoid therapy in mild immunosuppressive clinical settings;
  • viral pneumonia;
  • Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PJP)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Associated inflammatory response in pneumonia

  • Glucocorticoids: Mechanisms of action

  • Glucocorticoid therapy in clinical practice

  • Diagnostic approach

  • Empirical treatment of suspected pneumonia in patients receiving chronic GC therapy

  • Prognosis

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgement

  • References