An immunocompromised patient with fever and pulmonary infiltrates

L. van Haaften*, J. Ten Oever, M. Snoeren, L. Heunks

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This paper describes the case of a patient with progressive respiratory muscle weakness requiring invasive mechanical ventilation. After extensive work-up he was diagnosed with neurosarcoidosis and treated with immunosuppressive drugs. During the ICU stay he developed new pulmonary consolidations and fever. The differential diagnosis of fever and pulmonary infiltrates in a ventilated, immunocompromised patient is extensive. A systematic and probabilistic approach and close cooperation between the intensive care, infectious diseases, radiology, and pulmonology revealed an uncommon aetiology for this second episode of respiratory failure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-24
Number of pages7
JournalNetherlands Journal of Critical Care
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

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