pneumonia during major illness

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The pneumonia caught under these circumstances depends quite heavily on the underlying illness:

  • multiple myeloma - pneumococcal
  • neutropenia:
    • gram negatives and fungi, e.g. aspergillus
  • T lymphocyte depletion:
    • intracellular pathogens, e.g. mycobacteria, legionella
    • fungus, e.g. PCP, aspergillus.
    • virus, e.g. cytomegalovirus.
  • transplant recipient:
    • bacterial pneumonia, e.g. gram negatives, mycobacterial
    • cytomegalovirus
    • aspergillus
    • pneumocystis

Last reviewed 06/2021