Upper and lower lobe distribution of bilateral pulmonary pathologies (mnemonic)

Dr Henry Knipe and Dr Matt Skalski et al.

The upper and lower lobe distribution of certain bilateral pulmonary pathologies can be recalled using the following mnemonics:

  • upper lobe or apical predominance: SET CAP 
  • lower lobe or bibasilar predominance: BAD RASH

Mnemonics

SET CAP
BAD RASH
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Article information

rID: 34657
System: Chest
Section: Mnemonics
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • SET CAP
  • BAD RASH

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