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Histopathologic image of aspiration pneumonia in an elderly patient with debilitating neurologic illness. Note foreign-body giant cell reaction. Autopsy case. H & E stain.
ICD-10 J69.0, P24.9
ICD-9 507, 770.12, 770.14, 770.16, 770.18
Aspiration pneumonia is bronchopneumonia that develops due to the entrance of foreign material that enter the bronchial tree, usually oral or gastric contents (including food, saliva, or nasal secretions). Depending on the acidity of the aspirate, a chemical pneumonitis can develop, and bacterial pathogens (particularly anaerobic bacteria) may add to the inflammation.
Aspiration pneumonia is often caused by an incompetent swallowing mechanism, such as occurs in some forms of neurological disease (a common cause being strokes) or while a person is intoxicated. An iatrogenic cause is during general anaesthesia for an operation and patients are therefore instructed to be nil per OS (NPO) for at least four hours before surgery.
Whether aspiration pneumonia represents a true bacterial infection or a chemical inflammatory process remains the subject of significant controversy. Both causes may present with similar symptoms.
The location is often gravity dependent, and depends on the patient position. Generally the right middle and lower lung lobes are the most common sites of infiltrate formation due to the larger caliber and more vertical orientation of the right mainstem bronchus. Patients who aspirate while standing can have bilateral lower lung lobe infiltrates. The right upper lobe is a common area of consolidation in alcoholics who aspirate in the prone position. Depending on the acidity of the aspirate, a chemical pneumonitis can develop, and bacterial pathogens (particularly anaerobic bacteria) may add to the inflammation.
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Aspiration pneumonia is when something has been inhaled into the lungs, and causes an infection: Pneumonia.
Yes it absolutely works for a bad night time cough. My mother did this for 4 kids and when my kids got a bad cough it was the only thing that could help them sleep. Don't use a bunch though, just dampen the sock and wrap it around the neck. It will work better that any cold relief listed below. I've never heard that, Are you sure that would be safe? I say if it's a cold, Vick's vapor rub, Tylenal cold and sinus and NyQuil are just awesome. I think it is a load of nonsense, you would be made even more sick by the fumes. As the previous person says, if you have a cold or flu, wrap up warm, take plenty of fluids, treat the symptoms, and don't pass your germs on. If you have flu stay in bed for a couple of days too. If you are sick in any other way go and see a doctor.
It's important you see your doctor. It could be a thyroid disorder or simply you have accidentally bruised the larynx. Don't second-guess and get into to your doctor ASAP.
Or did it never go away? Sometimes Mono can hang around for a while. But if you truly have been getting it several different times, you should see a specialist.
Mono is nicknamed the Kissing Disease. It is very infectious. Change your boy friend or girl friend, they may be giving it to you.
You don't just get mono from kissing. It travels by saliva. You could get it just by being next to someone when they cough or sneeze. Me for example, I've never kissed anyone my whole life.. yet I got mono.. and the doctor said it was probably from being on a plane with several other people. You cannot get mono more than once. It may seem that way, because you will feel fine for even MONTHS before the symptoms come back again. But really you never got rid of it. Which is why doctors say, if your symptoms go away, DO NOT stop treating your mono for another TWO WEEKS AFTER. STAY IN BED AND REST ANYWAYS.
The principal cause of Mono is the Epstein- Barr virus.In persons with normal immune systems, the virus eventually does just become so dormant in the system , it is practically unnoticeable without very specific tests. In others , it never really withdraws from our system. If it become active again as Mono, the person affects may have an auto immune disease. Many types of Leukemia have been connected with the Epstein Barr virus staying active and the immune system not being able to fight it off. There are a lot of tests that can be done to find out why this infection is reoccurring. The patient may need immunotherapy to strengthen their immune system. But it is something that shouldn't be ignored.
Self preservation.I would say that this person once suffered such a broken heart that they cannot bare to be around you. You remind them on some type of pain and they never want to experience that again. Perhaps, when they saw you they felt a surge of emotions and the flight or fight response kicked in. Im not sure as I don't know what happened. But at one time you must of been the love of their life. I have only felt that once for a man where I wanted to run away when i saw him. Its painfull to be in that. I don't see him anymore so I don't have to feel that again.