TITLE

Do NSAIDs Delay the Diagnosis of CAP?

AUTHOR(S)
Theuvenin, Frederique H.
PUB. DATE
March 2011
SOURCE
Pulmonary Reviews;Mar2011, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the possible harm that may result from the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in the early stages of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). Based on a study, commonly available NSAIDs that are prescribed to alleviate symptoms can lead to more pleuro-pulmonary complications, including pleural empyema and lung cavitation. It is stated that NSAID use at the early stage of CAP can be linked to a weakened response to infection, which may result in delayed diagnosis and treatment.
ACCESSION #
59664856

 

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