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General Medicine

Adult Pneumonia Pathway- Causes of slow resolution or recurrent infection

  • If pneumonia not resolving at expected rate, consider endobronchial obstruction, tuberculosis or other diagnoses
  • If recurrent pneumonia in same segment, consider endobronchial obstruction, bronchiectasis or foreign body
  • If recurrent pneumonia/chest infections, consider:
    • IgG or IgA deficiency
    • Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome or HIV
    • Cystic fibrosis or bronchiectasis
  • Consider discussion with duty respiratory physician


Last updated : Thursday, December 21, 2017
Next review date : Friday, December 21,2018


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