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I'm sorry to hear about this
Your brothers CD4 count may be too low, and if that is the case, the antibiotics will not work as well
It may also be possible that he has a fungal infection causing pneumonia, rather than bacteria
If that is the case, then the antibiotics will not work, he will need an antifungal drug to treat him
ok, they did a blood culture that will come back in another couple of days
so i guess everything depends on that?
Yes, everything depends on the culture results
ok, because it is really frustrating that he is being treated with such powerful antibiotics and not getting better, but worse. can a fungus cause pneumonia?
Yes, fungal infections can cause pneumonia
interesting, didn't know that. ok, thanks for your help again
i'll be in touch
You're very welcome