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  •   12-Mar-2022

About Community Acquired Pneumonia




Community Acquired Pneumonia affects all ages, but common extreme of age.

Most cases are spread by droplet infection.

Community Acquired Pneumonia may occur in previously healthy individuals


Predisposing condition

Extreme of age

Upper respiratory tract infection

Cigrate smoking

Alcohol

Corticosteroid therapy

Congenital and acquired immune deficiency

Sickle cell disease

Post splenectomy 

Indoor air pollution

Cystic fibrosis 

COPD

Bronchiectasis


Causative organism

Streptococcus pneumonia

H.Influenza 

Stap aures

Klebs


Type of presenting of CAP

Classical

  1. Sudden onset 
  2. High fever
  3. Productive cough
  4. Rusty sputum
  5. Blood ting


Clinical feature

Systemic feature

  1. Acute illness 
  2. Sudden onset of fever
  3. Rigor
  4. Chill
  5. Shivering
  6. Malaise
  7. Delerium
  8. Appetite loss
  9. Headache
  10. High fever.


Pulmonary symptom

Cough

Mucopurulent sputum

Rusty sputum

Haemoptysis

Chest pain breathlessness


Extrapulmonary symptom

Myalgia

Arthralgia

Myocarditis

Pericarditis

Headache

Abdominal pain

Diarrhoea

Vomiting

Skin rashes 

Labial heroes simplex reactivation.


Investigation

CBC-WBC increase

LFT- increase bilirubin

Urea electrolyte

Arterial blood gases

Sputum- Alveolar macrophages

Chest x-ray- opacity over lung


Management

  • Antibiotics
  • Antimicrobial therapy
  • O² inhalation
  • Fluide imbalance
  • IV fluids


The selection of homoeopathic remedies based on symptom similarities and doses according to the Susceptibility of patient.

Don't take homoeopathic medicine without any prescription / without any advise of physician.

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