Chapter 3. Diagnosis of Pneumonia in Immunocompromised Patient

  1. Carlos Agustí2,3 and
  2. Antoni Torres2,3
  1. Robert P. Baughman and
  2. Elyse E. Lower

Published Online: 7 JUL 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470714171.ch3

Pulmonary Infection in the Immunocompromised Patient: Strategies for Management

Pulmonary Infection in the Immunocompromised Patient: Strategies for Management

How to Cite

Baughman, R. P. and Lower, E. E. (2009) Diagnosis of Pneumonia in Immunocompromised Patient, 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.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 2

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

  2. 3

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

Author Information

  1. University of Cincinnati Medical Center, 1001 Holmes, Eden Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45267-0565, USA

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:

  • pneumonia diagnosis and clinical assessment;
  • immunocompromised patient and pneumonia diagnosis;
  • blood cultures in routine assessment of community acquired pneumonia;
  • endotracheal aspirate;
  • non bronchoscopic bronchoalveolar lavage;
  • protected brush sample (PBS);
  • bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL);
  • transbronchial biopsy (TBB)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Clinical assessment

  • Blood cultures

  • Sputum

  • Endotracheal aspirate

  • Non bronchoscopic bronchoalveolar lavage

  • Protected brush sample (PBS)

  • Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL)

  • Transbronchial biopsy (TBB)

  • Surgical lung biopsy (SLB)

  • Sample processing

  • Clinical approach to pulmonary infiltrates in immunosuppressed patient

  • Conclusion

  • References