Pulmonary and Critical Care
Immunocompromised patients are prone to develop various pulmonary complications. The range of diagnostic possibilities is wide, infection being the commonest cause. Non-invasive diagnostic tests are often unrewarding. In this study, we have evaluated the diagnostic efficacy and safety of fibreoptic bronchoscopy in immunocompromised patients with pulmonary infiltrates. Patients tolerated the procedure well. This technique identified the etiology in up tp 75% of cases. After treatment based on the result of bronchoscopy, 63% patients improved and were discharged.
Journal of Pakistan Medical Association
Hussain, S. F.,
Khan, J. A.
(1998). Role of fibreoptic bronchoscopy in the management of immunocompromised patients with pulmonary infiltrates. Journal of Pakistan Medical Association, 48(10), 311-312.
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