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Signs and symptoms of infections and differential diagnosis from noninfectious conditions

  • Robert Hemmer
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Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 79)

Abstract

Infection of the lung is one of the most frequent infections seen in cancer patients, or at least it is one of the most frequently diagnosed on radiography or computed tomography (CT) scan. Aspiration of oropharyngeal bacteria is the usual mechanism by which patients acquire lung infection, and the hematogenous route is more exceptional. Lung infection is favored by local obstruction, for example, a tumor mass caused by lung cancer or, less frequently, metastatic cancer.

Keywords

Neutropenic Patient Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome Cryptococcal Meningitis Pyoderma Gangrenosum Radiation Pneumonitis 
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