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Pulmonary Infection

Pulmonary Infection

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Published by: dhainey on Oct 31, 2008
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ATELECTASISATELECTASISAND PULMONARY AND PULMONARY INFECTIONINFECTION
Ella C. Lim, M.D., DPSPElla C. Lim, M.D., DPSP
 
 
ATELECTASISATELECTASIS
 The long of lung volume due to The long of lung volume due toinadequate expansion of the airinadequate expansion of the airspaces (collapse).spaces (collapse).
 Types
 
 Types::
Resorption AtelectasisResorption Atelectasis
Compression AtelectasisCompression Atelectasis
Atelectasis due to loss of Atelectasis due to loss of surfactantsurfactant
 
 
ATELECTASISATELECTASIS
Compression AtelectasisCompression Atelectasis 
Air or fluid in the pleural cavityAir or fluid in the pleural cavityunder increased pressure (e.g.,under increased pressure (e.g.,tension pneumothorax, effusion)tension pneumothorax, effusion)collapses small airways under thecollapses small airways under thepleura.pleura.
Resorption AtelectasisResorption Atelectasis
Airway obstruction prevents airAirway obstruction prevents airfrom reaching the alveoli; Mayfrom reaching the alveoli; May

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