Pseudomonas aeruginosa, the leading nosocomial pneumonia pathogen in immunocompromised patients, has Recently become typically presented as slowly progressive ventilator-associated pneumonia. We report two cases of bacteremic pneumonia due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa in non-neutropenic solid-organ cancer. Both subjects had sudden sepsis or septic shock but few respiratory symptoms. Chest radiography showed a diffuse unilateral decrease in permeability, becoming necrotizing pneumonia and lung abscess in 7-10 days. Conventional literature describe fulminant pseudomonas bacteremic pneumonia in non-neutropenic immunocompromised hosts as the initial presentation with septic shock and interstitial lung opacity, leading lung abscess.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Kansenshōgaku zasshi. The Journal of the Japanese Association for Infectious Diseases|
|Publication status||Published - 2010 Sep|
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