Neonatal pneumonia

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones

Presentation

Term baby. Respiratory distress requiring intubation.

Patient Data

Age: Neonate (day 0)
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

Extensive bilateral (right greater than left) streaky interstitial pulmonary opacities with airspace opacification at the right base. Features are non-specific.

Day 1

Modality: X-ray

48 hours later, there has been an improvement in appearances with reduction in the degree of basal opacification.

Case Discussion

Appearances here are non-specific and gathering of appropriate history is key. Raised inflammatory markers were present and following treatment with antibiotics, ventilation was reduced and the patient was extubated on day 4 and made an uneventful recovery.

PlayAdd to Share

Case Information

rID: 23898
Case created: 17th Jul 2013
Last edited: 15th Jan 2017
Systems: Paediatrics, Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

Updating… Please wait.
Loadinganimation

Alert accept

Error Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

Alert accept Thank you for updating your details.