The role of fibreoptic bronchoscopy (FOB) in the management of pulmonary disease in the immunocompromised (IC) host

Shironjit Saha, Joanne Creaser, Charlie Elliot, Stephen Bianchi1.

Author address: 

Sheffield Thoracic Institute, Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Trust, Sheffield, United Kingdom; Clinical Effectiveness Unit, Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Trust, Sheffield, United Kingdom

Abstract: 

Introduction: FOB is a recognised tool in evaluating IC patients with lung disease. It is often utilised after administration of antimicrobial therapy which potentially affects diagnostic rate. Aims: Assessment of the role of FOB in IC patients presenting to a UK hospital between December 2007-09. Method: Retrospective data was reviewed for 48 patients. Results: 19/48 (39.6%) presented with leucopenia (WCC
2011

abstract No: 

P2521

Full conference title: 

European Respiratory Congress
    • ERS 21st (2011)