unresolved pneumonia


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unresolved pneumonia

[¦ən·ri′zälvd nu̇′mō·nyə]
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(5) Common causes of unresolved pneumonia are aspiration of foreign bodies, space occupying lesions, bronchiectasis, sequestration lung, etc.
Intravenous cefuroxime and metronidazole were commenced with a provisional diagnosis of an unresolved pneumonia.
Unresolved pneumonia may be defined as a patient of CAP who does not show clinical or radiological improvement despite antibiotic therapy for at least 2 weeks.
16 patients(3.55%) required ICU support, 11(2.44%) went against medical advice and 30(6.66%) showed unresolved pneumonia with deaths occurring in 24 patients (5.33%).