The RT is caring for a 68-year-old man admitted 1 week ago with bacteremic H. influenzae pneumonia..

The RT is caring for a 68-year-old man admitted 1 week ago
with bacteremic H. influenzae pneumonia. His admitting chest radiograph showed
right lower lobe consolidation and a large right pleural effusion. He has a
history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and reports a 100
pack-year smoking history. He was treated initially with erythromycin and
ceftizoxime until his blood cultures became positive. The organism was
susceptible to ceftizoxime, which was continued as monotherapy (i.e., treatment
with one antibiotic drug). Despite treatment, the patient has remained
persistently febrile (39°C) and his chest radiograph has not shown improvement.
Why is he not responding to therapy?

Don't use plagiarized sources. Get Your Custom Essay on
The RT is caring for a 68-year-old man admitted 1 week ago with bacteremic H. influenzae pneumonia..
For as low as $7/Page
Order Essay

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

*

*