Mary A. Nevin, Author at Infectious Disease Advisor

Mary A. Nevin

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Congenital Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation

Overview: What every practitioner needs to know.Are you sure your patient has congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation? Congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation (CCAM) is now known as congenital pulmonary airway malformation (CPAM) because not all types of CPAM are cystic and adenomatoid. CPAM is the most common congenital cystic lung lesion; they are rare but clinically significant…

Dysphagia and Aspiration

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has dysphagia and aspiration? What are the typical findings for this disease? The typical presentation of a patient with chronic aspiration is with recurrent pneumonia or chemical pneumonitis (See Figure 1). However, there is no pathognomonic symptom or classic constellation of symptoms that…

Congenital Lobar Emphysema

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has congenital lobar emphysema? What are the typical findings for this disease? Congenital lobar emphysema (CLE) represents an uncommon but clinically important congenital lung anomaly. It is characterized radiographically and pathologically by progressive hyperinflation of a pulmonary lobe. Most patients present with symptoms…

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