[Severe chlamydia pneumoniae pneumonia requiring mechanical ventilation and steroid therapy in an elderly patient].

@article{Kikawada2004SevereCP,
  title={[Severe chlamydia pneumoniae pneumonia requiring mechanical ventilation and steroid therapy in an elderly patient].},
  author={Masayuki Kikawada and Daisuke Watanabe and Toshiki Nakai and Shinga Esaki and Akihiro Kiuchi and Takahiko Umahara and Toshihiko Iwamoto and Masaru Takasaki},
  journal={Nihon Ronen Igakkai zasshi. Japanese journal of geriatrics},
  year={2004},
  volume={41 5},
  pages={552-7}
}
A 75-year-old man first developed dyspnea and low-grade fever in late March. A chest X-ray film showed infiltration in the right lower lung field and blood gas analysis revealed severe hypoxemia. Accordingly, he was diagnosed as having pneumonia and was admitted to our hospital on March 11, 2003. Mechanical ventilation for progressive respiratory failure was started immediately after admission, and he was treated with antibiotics. Chlamydia pneumoniae pneumonia was diagnosed due to an increase… CONTINUE READING

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