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Rare disease
Community acquired Pseudomonas pneumonia in an immune competent host
  1. Mehrnaz Asadi Gharabaghi1,
  2. Seyed Mojtaba Mir Abdollahi2,
  3. Enayat Safavi1,
  4. Seyed Hamid Abtahi1
  1. 1Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Imam Khomeini Hospital Complex, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  2. 2Department of Medicine, Imam Khomeini Hospital Complex, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  1. Correspondence to Dr Mehrnaz Asadi Gharabaghi, asadi_m{at}tums.ac.ir

Summary

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an uncommon cause of community-acquired pneumonia in immune-competent hosts. It is commonly seen in patients with structural lung abnormality such as cystic fibrosis or in immune compromised hosts. Here, the authors report a case of community-acquired Pseudomonas pneumonia in a 26-year old healthy man who presented with 8-week history of malaise and cough.

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