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Thai man dies of fungus in the lungs - complications from the 'flu'

 

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A Thai doctor went online to share pictures and details of what happened to a 57 year old man who caught Type A Influenza. 

 

Dr Manoon Leechawengwong said on Facebook that a previously healthy man caught the 'flu after visiting a friend for several days in a row in hospital. 

 

Treatment was started with "Tamiflu" - a common treatment for Type A and B 'flu symptoms. 

 

His condition first improved then got progressively worse. He was admitted to hospital and died 30 days later. 

 

While his immune system was compromised he was infected with "Aspergillus Fumigatus" a fungus that attacks the lungs. 

 

He was a half pack a day cigarette smoker. 

 

Type A 'flu is usually the most serious of the three types of the virus.

 

But people who die usually suffer complications with other diseases entering a patient's system. 

 

Dr Manoon said that in the period of January 1st to July 11th this year there had been 192,445 cases of influenza in Thailand with 14 people dying mostly due to complications with lung infections. 

 

Source: Daily News

 

 

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vaccine will not prevent to get fungus (moldy room, ...) nor will it cure it .... for fungus you need antifungals, not antibiotics... many UTI are als fungal and that is why your fast UTI cure will not work ... just an example...

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A common problem for HIV and AIDS patients

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We don't know, but it is highly likely he had not had his annual flu vax and if so was most unwise to repeatedly visit his infectious friend in hospital and thus get infected with flu.

Of course if he had he would not then have died of complications as noted in the article.

Tri valent flu vaccination is currently available here against current strains in the Southern Hemisphere. Mrs Fantom and I make sure we get annual vaccinations before the flu season starts.

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1 hour ago, Pedrogaz said:

A common problem for HIV and AIDS patients

 

No it isnt.

 

Today HIV is treatable so one can lead a healthy and full life.

 

You are decades behind the times and you are talking poop.

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5 hours ago, keith101 said:

More likely fungi spores from the hospital causing the fungal infection in his lungs and the flu that killed him .

Any idea why that it would be more likely that the fungal spores came from the hospital and not somewhere else?

"In most cases, aspergillosis is caused by a type of mold called Aspergillus fumigatusAspergillus mold can often be found on dead leaves, compost piles and other decaying vegetable matter, stored grain, and even foods and spices. The mold spores may be carried indoors on shoes and clothing and can grow on carpeting."

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His immune system may have been compromised due to other reasons

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5 hours ago, keith101 said:

More likely fungi spores from the hospital causing the fungal infection in his lungs and the flu that killed him .

Probably some form of MRSA

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1 minute ago, phantomfiddler said:

More likely a case of IHGAFCWKH !

Thanks dude that was a beauty!I'm still laughing.

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Aspergillus fumigatus - Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aspergillus_fumigatus
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Aspergillus fumigatus is a species of fungus in the genus Aspergillus, and is one of the most common Aspergillus species to cause disease in individuals with an immunodeficiency.
Aspergillus fumigatus, a saprotroph widespread in nature, is typically found in soil and decaying organic matter, such as compost heaps, where it plays an essential role in carbon and nitrogen recycling

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2 hours ago, Pedrogaz said:

A common problem for HIV and AIDS patients

cryptococcosis, coccidioidomycosis, histoplasmosis, and pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP).

 

The most common in the bad old days was PCP, before effective antiretroviral therapies. The second most common was Cryptococcosis.

 

These are rarely seen now, especially in countries where they have good access to AntiRetrovirals.

 

 

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Fungal lung infections can be caused by inhaling compost and soil potting mixes.. Also mould spores in musty environments, can become airborne and easily inhaled, which happened to me in Ubud, Bali many years ago. Two years to clear it.. 

 

Reports from USA recently state that the current influenza epidemic world wide has been caused by the strains constantly evolving and that the current tri-influenza recommended by WHO isn't truly effective this year.. Already at the beginning of winter and the peak period, has seen 350+ deaths so far in Oz this fiscal year of only 6 mths. Many have died even though they've been inoculated this year.. 

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so now doctors can put a patient's x-ray on the internet, the patient isn't going to complain is he.
what is the point ?
why would a serious doc want his name in the news highlighting a mis-diagnosed / poorly treated / extremely unlucky patient that died ?
he doesn't get respect for that, from me at least.

had he cured the patient, despite complications and problems,
then he would have something to boast about.

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