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Wife having recurring symptoms of pneumonia with pleural effusions. Has been hospitalized 2x. = drained 1.1 liter of fluid and released. back 4 days later resulting in chest tube and 1.6 liters drained. discharged after 8 days. home 1 week and showing all the same signs that placed her in the hospital both times. She is petrified of having to go through the chest tupe and needle procedures again however, her fever still spiking in the evenings to 101-102....
During testing the only findings were mycoplasma in the clear fluid drained from around left lung.
Meds so far: Avelox tanked her BP and was stopped immediately. Tygacil 100mg IV BID for 10 days. Biaxin oral meds for past 7 days (since release from hospital)
WBC was highly elevated and did not decrease until the fluid was removed.
Definately not diabetic
not anemic, or any known nutritional deficiencies. (has a current lack of appetite because of fever and full belly makes it harder to breathe)
She had a cortisone injection in her knee 3 months after having surgery.
I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.
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