Case 04 - Crystal, 19 Years Old | PIAC Series
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Case 04 - Crystal, 19 Years Old

Crystal is a 19y/o morbidly obese WF who undergoes laparoscopic cholecystectomy; she is admitted postop with poorly controlled pain. She has asthma and smokes 2 ppd.

On postop day 2 the patient develops a fever to 38.9 and cough; CXR shows new LLL infiltrate


1) What were Crystal's predisposing risk factors for HCAP (health care associated pneumonia)?

  • What are the likely causative organisms?
  • What preventative measures are utilized to prevent HCAP?

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