Pneumonia is a common lung infection that can have severe consequences, particularly for young children and older adults. In adults over 65 years old, severe pneumonia cases have a mortality rate of 20%.
Common symptoms include:
As pulmonary and critical care specialists, Redwood Pulmonary frequently encounters lung infections in both office and hospital settings. When caring for patients with lung infections, we conduct a thorough history and examination, complemented by additional data such as arterial blood gases, laboratory tests, cultures, and X-rays. Based on this comprehensive assessment, we provide recommendations and closely monitor patients until their illness resolves.
Tests commonly ordered in the evaluation and management of lung infections include:
We prioritize accurate diagnosis, tailored treatment plans, and ongoing monitoring to ensure optimal outcomes and the resolution of the infection.
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