Acute respiratory failure during pregnancy: a case of nitrofurantoin-induced pneumonitis

Mohamed, Aneez; Dresser, George K.; Mehta, Sanjay
January 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/30/2007, Vol. 176 Issue 3, p319
Academic Journal
The article discusses a case study of 27-year-old pregnant woman suffering from dyspnea, a disease of respiratory organs. The patient was recommended nitrofurantoin but showed negative results. Patient's response to oral corticosteroids is studied. An overview of the diagnosis results, patients history and treatment performed is presented. The article stresses on the necessity of proper investigation of dyspnea during pregnancy.


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