Pneumonia in transplant lungs

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Craig Hacking

Presentation

Cough and SOB. Previous lung transplant for cystic fibrosis.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Sternal wires and mediastinal surgical clips from previous lung transplant. Right lower zone airspace opacification partially obscuring the right heart border. No loss of volume appreciated.

Right humeral head sclerotic foci represent longstanding bone infarcts.

Case Discussion

Right middle lobe pneumonia, with sputum culture growing Mycoplasma pneumoniae, which is one of the more common bacterial pathogens in patients with lung transplants.

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Case information

rID: 74060
Published: 19th Feb 2020
Last edited: 19th Feb 2020
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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