Ventolin Inhalers

- Pneumococcal Bacteremia with Pneumonia (6)

Mortality: Patients without HIV Infection
All six patients died of septic shock in this group. Patients 1, 2, 15, and 22 all died within the first 24 h of hospitalization despite antibiotic therapy. Interestingly (Table 2), patients 1, 2, and 15 had liver disease and all four patients were heavy drinkers. Patient 10, a heavy drinker, died in 14 days despite antibiotic therapy. Patient 12, a known smoker, was admitted to the hospital for hemoptysis with known Mycobacterium tuberculosis who was receiving antituberculous therapy. He died of septic shock after five days and was never treated for his pneumococcal pneumonia. Five of six patients were heavy drinkers and three of six patients were heavy smokers.
Antibiotic Therapy
All Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates in this study were sensitive to all initial antibiotics used in these patients, although peniqllin is the drug of choice. One patient, however, never received antibiotics.
Of the eight AIDS patients who died, three were receiving penicillin, three were receiving trimetho-prim-sulfamethoxazole, one was receiving a cephalosporin, and one was receiving erythromycin along with different combinations of aminoglycosides.

July 8, 2013 Pulmonary function
Tags: aids patients antibiotic therapy hiv infection penicillin pneumonia septic shock