HEMATOGENOUS PULMONARY NODULESJournal: International Journal of Advanced Research (Vol.9, No. 11)
Publication Date: 2021-11-10
Authors : Kaoutar Imrani Tlaite Oubaddi L. Jroundi; F.Z. Laamrani;
Page : 40-43
Keywords : Nodule Feeding Vessel CT;
Septic pulmonary embolism is an uncommon disorder that is most often seen in patients with predisposing situations (intravenous drug use, endocarditis, septic thrombophlebitis, central venous catheter infectionsâ€¦). The clinical signs are non-specific. CT scan is useful for diagnosis showing bilateral pulmonary nodules with some orienting signs. We report a case of a 43-year-old woman, with a history of hemodialysis via a tunneled jugular catheter, who presented with acute respiratory distress and fever, chest CT showed multiple bilateral nodules, some of which are excavated. Blood cultures showed a staphylococcus aureusbacteremia. The diagnosis of septic emboli was made in view of all the clinical, biological, and radiological elements.
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