Diagnostic Dilemma in the Routine Diagnosis of Non-Resolving Pneumonia in Elderly Patients: a Cross-sectional Study

  • ABDUL RASHEED QURESHI,AFZAAL ULLAH KHAN MUHAMMAD IRFAN, AQEEL AHMED
Keywords: Non-resolving pneumonia, elderly patients, malignancies, tuberculosis, bacterial infections.

Abstract

Objective: To explore the etiology of non-resolving pneumonia (NRP) in elderly patients in daily pulmonology practice.

Methods: Total 170 patients were recruited in this study to determine the etiology of non-resolving Pneumonia at Department of Respiratory Medicine, Gulab Devi Chest Hospital, Lahore. The data was entered and analyzed in SPSS.

Results: Malignancy was found in 20.5% cases, bacterial infections (other than TB) were reported in 43.5% cases, tuberculosis was reported in 11.12%, ILD was reported in 0.58% cases while, 24.1%  cases showed no growth on culture.  Among them, 33.52% cases were associated with pleural effusion.

Conclusion: Bacterial infections (other than tuberculosis) are major cause of non-resolving pneumonia in elderly patients followed by malignancies and tuberculosis.  

Published
2018-11-01
How to Cite
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MUHAMMAD IRFAN, AQEEL AHMED ARQUK. Diagnostic Dilemma in the Routine Diagnosis of Non-Resolving Pneumonia in Elderly Patients: a Cross-sectional Study. J Fatima Jinnah Med Univ [Internet]. 1Nov.2018 [cited 21Feb.2024];11(1). Available from: https://ojs.jfjmu.com/index.php/ojs/article/view/27