Natalia SANDROVICH, “FACTS”
A person has a fever and a cough. He believes that this is a banal SARS. However, under that mask may be hiding a more severe disease with viral pneumonia.
Even some doctors sometimes miss a pneumonia caused by a virus, attributing symptoms to the manifestations of SARS, explains pulmonologist, thoracic surgeon, associate Professor of Department of surgery № 1 of Kyiv medical University, candidate of medical Sciences Evgeny Simonet. — At an early stage the clinical picture is really similar: high fever, slight cough or even pokalyvanie, weakness, sweating. But, if the patient complains of dyspnea, the physician should suspect the development of pneumonia.
And to send an x-ray?
— It is better for a CT scan. Today, many are informative CT with minimum radiation exposure. If the pictures are visible manifestations of inflammation of small bronchi (bronchiolitis) in the form of pockets of frosted glass — local or extensive, the patient should be tested PCR for coronavirus.
— How dangerous pneumonia caused by a coronavirus?
— Acute respiratory distress syndrome. It triggers the release of huge quantities of biologically active cells — cytokines: cytokine storm occurs, life-threatening. Cytokines “close up” the alveoli and does not allow the person to breathe.
— What other diseases do you turn to?
Today, an increasing number of acute and recurrent obstructive bronchitis. Based on acute bronchitis most often lies an allergic factor, sometimes in combination with reduced immune response. An allergic reaction can cause any allergen: Inhalative, natural, household, food.
Reduces swollen mucous adequate ventilation. And viral or bacterial flora gets a favorable development environment. The swelling gradually increases, abundantly released sputum, and in fact, the obstruction of the bronchial lumen. Wrong treatment but sometimes improves the condition of the patient, but not for long — before the next meeting with the allergen.
What are the consequences of viral pneumonia and how to handle them? Is it possible to prevent the transition of acute obstructive bronchitis chronic? How to help a person when hit in the respiratory tract foreign body before the ambulance?
To these and other questions from our readers on Monday, July 6, from 12:00 to 13:00 during a straight line of “FACTS” will answer the pulmonologist PhD Eugene N. Simonet.
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The material on a straight line read on Thursday, July 16
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