More than ‘just pneumonia’…

Necrotizing pneumonia is a rare and severe complication of bacterial community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). Lying on a spectrum between lung abscess and pulmonary gangrene. Necrotizing pneumonia is characterized by pulmonary inflammation with consolidation, peripheral necrosis and multiple small cavities. Compromise of the bronchial and pulmonary vascular supply has the potential for devitalization of lung parenchyma. The lack of… Read More »

So you are allergic to naloxone (narcan)? What reaction do you get to this?

Not every adverse reaction to medication is an allergy. Take the picture above as an example. Narcan is an opioid antagonist, that means that it is used to counteract the effects of narcotic medications. I.e. we give this to patients with altered mental status, lethargy, unresponsiveness with a presumed overdose of narcotics. It acts quiet quickly… Read More »