what does PNA stand for (as a med dx)

  1. Patient has COPD and 40 year 4 pack a day history...Never heard of PNA! Thanks
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  3. by   tbanurse
    How 'bout pneumonia? That's the only time I've seen it.
  4. by   Abishag
    The only PNA I found was perinephric abscess...but not in the lungs?? Were there other symptoms like UTI?? or was this Dx for the lungs?

    Let us know if/when you find out! I'm curious now.
  5. by   minky84
    I found that PNA stands for polynitroxyl-albumin and it did seem to have something to do with the lungs. However, I didn't read too in depth on it. But it might be worth looking into.

    Bren
  6. by   morte
    PNeumoniA.....new to me about a year or so
  7. by   beth66335
    Quote from morte
    PNeumoniA.....new to me about a year or so

    :yeahthat:
  8. by   Baloney Amputation
    Look on medilexicon.com and see if you find an answer that fits when you enter PNA in the part that finds the expansion for acronyms. I don't know if that will help, but it's my favorite site for medical acronyms.

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